Microbiomes play essential roles in the health states of crops, companion animals and livestock.
In plants, the microbiome, especially in the rhizosphere, plays a role in abiotic stress resistance, nutrient uptake and pathogen resistance. The microbiome in livestock has an affect on production (milk or meat), health and even breeding. In companion animals, just as with humans, overall health has been associated with the health of the microbiome community.
Our multidisciplinary research teams can fulfill your project goals, from sample collection to extraction and microbiome analysis at different levels of complexity. This includes taxonomic characterization using 16S/ITS profiling, and functional characterization of the microbiome population (metagenomics and metatranscriptomics), including sub-genomic element association with whole microbe genomes (Hi-C).