Category Archives: Microbiome

NGS Library Construction for Microbiome Studies

Contributed by Carol Huang Studying the population composition of microbes within a particular environmental community has drawn more and more attention for understanding functions and interactions of microbial communities. Meta-RNA-Sequencing and Meta-Genomic-sequencing have been playing big roles in these studies. As a part of the study, I have been focusing on library construction. There have been […]

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The stinky microbiome of stinky tofu

Contributed by Poyin Chen Having just returned home from a two week trip to Taiwan, my mind is still on all of the delicious Taiwanese food I am now suddenly deprived of—particularly stinky tofu. And what better way to ease back into lab work than by pondering the scientific causes behind stinky tofu’s “flavor”? Traditionally, […]

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