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Explore the unseen microbes with metagenomics

The vast majority of life on Earth is microscopic, and a significant portion remains uncultured in traditional laboratory settings. Metagenomics unlocks this hidden world by analysing the collective genetic material (DNA) directly extracted from environmental or clinical samples. This powerful approach provides a comprehensive view of the microbial communities present, offering insights into:

  • Microbial diversity: Identify all types of microbes present, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, and even viruses.

  • Functional potential: Uncover the metabolic capabilities and ecological roles of the microbial community.

  • Species interactions: Explore how different microbes interact with each other and their environment.

Unlock the secrets of the microbial world and gain a deeper understanding of complex ecosystems with metagenomic analysis from Edinburgh Genetics. Contact us today to discuss your research project and explore how we can help you unravel the mysteries of the unseen majority.



Our team of experts leverages metagenomics for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Human microbiome research: Investigate the composition and function of the gut microbiome in health and disease.

  • Environmental microbiology: Analyse the microbial communities in soil, water, and other ecosystems to understand their impact on bioremediation and environmental health.

  • Food science: Identify and characterise the microbial communities associated with food production and spoilage.

  • Drug discovery: Discover novel antibiotics and other therapeutics produced by microbes in their natural environment.


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Contact Edinburgh Genetics today to learn more about egSEQ and discuss how our solutions can elevate your research or diagnostic capabilities.

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