Sample Preparation and Services
- 150bp paired end sequencing
- Raw data, standard and customized data analysis
- Cloud-based data storage and delivery system
Over 99% of natural microorganisms can not be isolated and cultured clonally. Traditional isolation and culture-dependent methods have limited the study of microorganisms in their natural environment. Metagenomic studies of genetic material that is directly recovered from environmental samples, have benefitted greatly from advanced NGS technology as a method for the exploration of microbial biodiversity.
BGI’s metagenomics survey service applies whole genome shotgun sequencing of DNA isolated from environmental samples, with the advantages of high throughput and high coverage. It can provide information not only on species composition and abundance, but also on functional genes, gene differences between samples, metabolic pathways and gene resource mining for bioactive products.
We care for your samples from the start through to the result reporting. Highly experienced laboratory professionals follow strict quality procedures to ensure the integrity of your results.
BGI Metagenomic Survey Sequencing services are executed with the Illumina HiSeq sequencing system.
We can process your exacted genomic DNA from a variety of environmental samples with the following general requirements:
Intact genomic DNA ≥ 1.5μg, Concentration ≥ 20 ng/μl
Low Input Samples
Intact genomic DNA ≥ 200 ng, Concentration ≥ 2.5 ng/μl
In addition to raw data output, BGI offers a range of standard and customized bioinformatics pipelines for your whole genome sequencing project.
Metagenomic De Novo assembly
Non-redundant gene catalogue
Prophage transposable element prediction
Functional annotation based on KEGG, CAZy, eggNOG, ARDB
Species composition and diversity analysis
Quantitative and differential analysis of gene abundance
Principal component analysis
Further customization of Bioinformatics analysis to suit your unique project is available: Please contact your BGI technical representative