Exploring the Microbial World
Over the last century, microbiologists have primarily used culturing and plating techniques to identify and study
bacteria. However, many microbes cannot be studied using tradition microbiology techniques because they cannot be
isolated and cultured. Today, high-throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) allows us to study these unculturable
microbes in community states. High-throughput sequencing techniques are pushing the field of microbiome analysis to an
exciting new age. With new sequencing techniques, microbiologists are embracing a golden time of fascinating
Although NGS is now a standard tool in the field of microbiome analysis services, it is a long and
complicated process with many permutations. Small missteps in any step can cause significant errors, while choosing the
wrong method may produce suboptimal results. Worse, as with many novel technologies, many NGS methods introduce huge
bias, leading to concerns about data quality at-scale.
Over the past few years, Zymo Research has devoted tremendous
efforts to improving the accuracy of microbiome quantification. Our microbiome analysis services offer a high-fidelity
pipeline with complete solutions for any application. Furthermore, we use the world’s first commercial mock community
microbiome standard for quality control. Sample collection devices are also available for unbiased sample storage and
transport. Our robust bioinformatics pipelines amplify the benefits from these tools, improving the resolution and
accuracy of taxonomy prediction.
Whether you need 16S rRNA Sequencing, ITS Sequencing, Amplicon Sequencing, Metagenomic
Shotgun Sequencing, or another custom sequencing solution, our microbiome analysis service team can take you from any
stage of your project to a comprehensive microbiome report featuring publication-ready data.