PTP is leading data production and data analysis for large-scale metagenomics projects, contributing to the development of an ever-expanding collection of new approaches and methodologies.
Metagenome analysis requires a multi-disciplinary approach which includes: high quality sequence generation, advanced solutions for assembly and data mining.
Metabarcoding Sequencing: investigation of microbial communities in a variety of sample types (e.g. soil, water, feed, gut flora, rumen) by amplicon sequencing using hypervariable genomic regions such as 16S , 18S, ITS.
Metagenomics Sequencing: custom library preparation, whole metagenome or metatranscriptome shotgun sequencing.
Metabarcoding analysis: primary data quality control, sequence clustering, taxonomic assignment and differential frequency analysis of the microbial species identified.
Metagenomics analysis: metagenome assembly, taxonomic assignment, ORF prediction and annotation.