Tag Archives: Amplicon

In Skin Microbiome Study, Scientists Find Host Genotype Influences Bacterial Populations

A paper that came out in the Journal of Innate Immunity this summer reports that a person’s genotype affects which microbes will colonize his or her skin, which in turn may alter that person’s defense mechanisms against pathogenic organisms. “Skin … more »

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Skin Microbiome Imbalance in Patients with STAT1/STAT3 Defects Impairs Innate Host Defense Responses

Authors: Sanne P. Smeekens, c Curtis Huttenhower, Anca Riza, Frank L. van de Veerdonk, Patrick L.J.M. Zeeuwen, Joost Schalkwijk, Jos W.M. van der Meer, Ramnik J. Xavier, Mihai G. Netea, Dirk Gevers Info: Genomic DNA was subjected to 16S PCR … more »

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Shining a Light on Dark Sequencing: Characterising Errors in Ion Torrent PGM Data

April 2013 Authors: Lauren M. Bragg, Glenn Stone, Margaret K. Butler, Philip Hugenholtz, Gene W. Tyson Info: The authors use the Pippin Prep as an alternative to gel purification for isolating PCR fragments. The authors note that manual gel purification … more »

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Tag Team: At DFCI, Pippin and Nextera Make Better Libraries

Over at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, scientists have been doing some really interesting work pairing the Pippin Prep with Illumina’s Nextera kit for library preparation. Zach Herbert, associate director of the Molecular Biology Core Facilites at DFCI, says that he … more »

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Next-Generation Sequencing for Rodent Barcoding: Species Identification from Fresh, Degraded and Environmental Samples

November 2012 Authors: Maxime Galan, Marie Pages, Jean-Francois Cosson Info: Genotyping rodent strains using targeted NGS of informative regions of cytochrome b and cytochrome c oxidase 1 genes. PCR fragments ~250 bp in length were generated (with barcoded primers) from … more »

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