Experts in metagenomics
Species composition and functional diversity with our metagenomics service
AllGenetics' whole-genome shotgun metagenomics service provides complete information about the species composition of an environmental sample. In contrast to DNA metabarcoding, the metagenomic approach analyses the complete metagenomes present in an environmental sample (and not only the barcode region). Therefore, metagenomics yields extensive information about functional diversity and metabolic networks.
Remarkably, metagenomics detects all the microorganisms present in a given sample. It is the only method for exploring global viral diversity (ssDNA and dsDNA viruses).
We can apply metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to a variety of fields, such as microbial ecology, soil biology, ecosystem monitoring, and host-microbe interactions.
We isolate either DNA from your samples using tailored isolation protocols.
We prepare genomic libraries using the kits recommended by Illumina.
We sequence the libraries using the Illumina MiSeq or NovaSeq technologies. We can adapt the output to your specific requirements.
We analyse the high-throughput sequencing data to obtain your annotated metagenomes.
For your convenience, we can carry out the entire project or only those steps you require. As a norm, steps 2 and 3 should be ordered jointly.