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DR. JOCHEN HECHT | 16S metagenome sequencing - pitfalls and challenges.



Metagenomics analyses has become increasingly popular across many fields of research in the past few years. For profiling bacterial communities, the 16S rRNA gene has become one of the most frequently used methods, due to its ease of use and low costs per sample. This presentation aims at highlighting some of the pitfalls and challenges related to 16S library preparation and sequencing.