How does metagenomics work?
Targeted metagenomics consists of identifying thousands of bacteria, yeasts and moulds in one sample. The method is based on a unique expertise in high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics. DNA is extracted by specific protocols in function of the nature of the sample. Particular Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) are performed on the extracted DNA.
After several quality controls, amplified DNA is sequenced on the most recent and powerful platform. Thanks to computerized pipelines and dedicated databases treating the generated raw data, metagenomics gives you the most valuable information on the identification of microorganisms, and their function in relation to their environment (intrinsic and extrinsic factors).