16S rRNA Sequencing
16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) NGS is a common sequencing method used to identify and compare bacteria present within a given sample, and can identify strains that may not be found using other methods.
With the ability to combine many microbial sequencing samples in a single run and obtain high sequence coverage per sample, shotgun metagenomic sequencing can detect very low abundance members of the microbial community that may be missed or are too expensive to identify using other methods.
Microbial Transcriptome Analysis
Unlike hybridization-based methods such as microarrays, microbial RNA-Seq enables unbiased strand-specific identification of common and novel transcripts.
Whole-Genome Microbial Sequencing
NGS-based whole-genome sequencing (WGS) allows microbiology researchers to sequence hundreds of organisms with the power of multiplexing. Unlike traditional methods, no labor intensive cloning steps are needed.