Microbial Sequencing

Microbes make up the majority of the earth’s biomass and have evolved for over 3.8 billion years. Knowledge of the enormous range of microbial capacities can have far-reaching implications for health,  environment, energy, and industrial applications. Recently, BGI initiated a 10,000 Microbial Genomes Project to accelerate research on microbial metabolism, physiology, and functional genomics.

Microbial community samples of Lake Washington sediment

Microbial sequencing services:

  • Bacterial: allows de novo sequencing and re-sequencing of bacterial genome.
  • Fungal: allows de novo sequencing and re-sequencing of fungal genome.
  • Metagenomics: allows the study of genomes of an entire microbial community within specific environments.