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Yearly Archives: 2020

Applications of Single-Cell Sequencing Technology in Microbial Ecology

Microbial ecology is the study of the relationships of microorganisms with one another and with their environment. Microbial diversity, distribution, abundance, specific interactions, and their impact on ecosystems are explored. Elected by the scientific journal Nature as one of the technologies to watch for in 2020, single-cell sequencing is a rising technology in single-cell ecology. […]

Transcriptome Sequencing: Introduction, Advantages, and Applications

The transcriptome is the collection of all RNA transcribed by an individual or a population of cells at a certain biological state. The studies into transcriptome focus on mRNAs and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which encode various proteins and act as cellular regulators respectively. Transcriptomic studies interpret gene function and gene structure in a holistic view, […]

Virus Sequencing: Technologies, Features, and Significance in Outbreaks

Emerging infectious diseases have the potential to impose enormous mortality, morbidity, and economic burdens on humans. Tracking the spread of infectious diseases to help control them has traditionally relied on the analysis of case data collected during the course of an epidemic or pandemic. Over the last few decades, there has been a few cases […]

DNA Sequencing: Definition, Methods, and Applications

What Is DNA Sequencing? DNA Sequencing is the method that determines the order of the four nucleotides bases (adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine) that make up the DNA molecule and convey important genetic information. In the DNA double helix, the four bases bond with the specific partner to form units called base pairs (bp). Adenine […]

Sanger Sequencing: Introduction, Principle, and Protocol

What Is Sanger Sequencing? Sanger sequencing, also known as the “chain termination method,” was developed by the English biochemist Frederick Sanger and his colleagues in 1977. This method is designed for determining the sequence of nucleotide bases in a piece of DNA (commonly less than 1,000 bp in length). Sanger sequencing with 99.99% base accuracy […]

mRNA Fact Sheet: Definition, Structure, Function, and Association with Disease

mRNAs Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are single-stranded molecules in cells that transfer genetic information from the DNA in the nucleus to the cytoplasm, where proteins are synthesized (in the ribosomes). mRNAs are a group of RNAs that can be translated into proteins, while other RNAs cannot. Because nearly every function in the organisms is carried out […]