Microorganisms play an important role in biochemical cycles, soil nutrient reposition, and can be used as indicators of soil quality. Microorganisms can directly affect crop development and health. Over the past decades, scientists have been trying to clarify questions about the diversity of species in relation to ecosystem functions. A range of biochemical, physiological, molecular, microscopic, and isotopic techniques are now available to identify and study various functional groups of microflora and their functions. The progress has now reached to a level that many technologies could be used for a reproducible, reliable assessment of the taxonomic and functional diversity and function of microbiota. Functional microbial ecology is a field to comprehensively determine population dynamics through functional diversity to the molecular regulation of key processes, which has been greatly powered by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics analysis.Request a Quote
We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolution of functional microbial groups in diverse environments utilizing NGS and long-read sequencing technologies. According to your needs, we can design optimal, validated universe primers targeting functional genes or housekeeping genes (such as 16S rRNA, nirK, nirS, nosZ, LSU, amoA), and construct custom libraries for high-throughput sequencing. We can also apply this strategy to more refined classification and evolutionary research on functional microbial groups.
Note: Our service is for research use only, and not for therapeutic or diagnostic use.
Environmental samples, especially soil samples.
Methanogens, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), nitrobacteria, ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA), anammox, denitrifying bacteria, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, etc.
The next-generation sequencing, third-generation sequencing, gene chip analysis, SNP genotyping, real-time qPCR, Denaturant Gel Gradient Electrophoresis (DGGE), etc.
We are equipped with Illumina Hiseq/Miseq, Ion PGM, PacBio SMRT systems, Nanopore systems, PCR-DGGE (PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis), real-time qPCR, clone libraries, and other detection platforms.
Figure 1. High-throughput sequencing analysis process.
|Basic Analysis||Routine Analysis (According to Customer Requirements)||Advanced Data Analysis|
|Sequence Filtering and Trimming||Heatmap||Phylogenetic Tree|
|Sequence Length Distribution||VENN||LDA-Effect Size (LEfSe)|
|OTU Clustering and Species Annotation||Principal Components Analysis (PCA)||Network Analysis|
|Diversity Index||Microbial Community Structure Analysis||Correlation Analysis|
|Shannon-Wiener Curve||α Diversity Index Analysis|
|Rank-Abundance Curve||Matastats Analysis|
|Rarefaction Curve||Weighted Unifrac test|
|Multiple Contrast||CCA/RDA Analysis|
|Principal Components Analysis (PCA)|