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Microbes and microbiome

Technical guidelines for microbial research

A world that’s equal parts fascinating and perplexing

Microbes are involved in almost every process on this planet. Despite this omnipresence, studying the composition, diversity and function of this invisible world and its impact on humans, animals, agriculture and the environment is cumbersome.

Researchers have to deal with a variety of challenging samples that are a complex mixture of microbes, their metabolic products, organic and inorganic materials, biopolymers and metal ions.

How challenging is your sample?

Establishing methods that ensure enough yield of microbial nucleic acids and capture the most accurate alpha diversity is not trivial.

That’s why we’re introducing the microbiome best practice guidelines – a growing collection of technical guidelines to support microbiome researchers like you. Overcome technical challenges along the whole molecular testing workflow to gain unbiased and reproducible insights from your microbial samples.

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Best practices to extract microbial DNA from soil samples

Given that soil is one of the most difficult sample types, you need an extra helping of tips & tricks. Learn how to improve lysis, inhibitor removal and DNA isolation and quality control.