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myBaits Expert 16S-Hyb
Analyze microbial communities using amplicon-free targeted sequencing of the total 16S rRNA gene.

The 16S rRNA gene sequence is frequently used to identify and profile membership of bacterial communities.  The utility of studying 16S for microbial classification and phylogenetic analysis was demonstrated over 40 years ago by Carl Woese, and its impact has only increased over time.  Defining and understanding the relationships within a microbial community has a broad range of important applications, including human health, environmental surveys, animal welfare, and agricultural improvements.

The myBaits® 16S-Hyb Panel enriches the entire gene, rather than just one or two hypervariable regions, leading to better taxonomic resolution and less bias than 16S amplicon sequencing.  The panel can also efficiently identify rare taxa that may be contributing to novel phenotypes in conjunction with metagenomic studies, requiring less sequence depth for individual samples. Achieve improved characterization of microbial populations in metagenomic samples with a more cost-effective manner compared to shotgun sequencing alone, and more accurately than 16S amplicon sequencing, by combining 16S-Hyb rRNA gene enrichment with low-coverage shotgun sequencing.

  • Convenient – Use the same NGS library preparation or protocol for shotgun sequencing
  • Cost Effective – Identify rare taxa in metagenomic samples with less sequence depth
  • Less Bias – Avoids issues associated with amplicon-based approaches
  • Excellent Resolution – All constant and hypervariable regions are represented
  • Open Platform – Compatible with any NGS library platform, including long-read sequencing
  • Complete Solution – Kits include all necessary reagents to perform enrichment of NGS libraries
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myBaits Expert 16S-Hyb
Kit for enrichment of 16S rRNA gene from any bacterial species. For metagenomic analysis.
308608
$1,440
Available in-stock for immediate shipment.


Overview

Performance

The myBaits 16S panel was compared to 16S amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing for samples obtained from a mock community, mouse feces, and rat colon.  The unenriched metagenomic sequences contained ~0.1-0.2% 16S reads; enrichment led to a 350-fold enrichment for the mock communities and 450-fold enrichment for the mouse feces and rat colon, with 60-70% of reads on target.  Overall, the profile of the enriched samples using either MiSeq or HiSeq sequencing much more closely resembled the mock and shotgun profiles versus the amplicon data in all experiments.


BEI Resources Mock Community

BEI Resources Mock Community Analysis

Figure 1.The BEI Resources mock community contains a bacterial population of known content (Column 5) and was analyzed by 16S amplicon sequencing using MiSeq PE 300 (Column 1), myBaits 16S enrichment and sequencing using MiSeq PE 300 (Column 2) or HiSeq PE 150 (Column 3), and shotgun sequencing using HiSeq PE 150 (Column 4). Enriched and unenriched reads were trimmed and filtered, mapped against the GreenGenes database using bbmap, and analysed. Amplicon reads were assessed using the Dada2 pipeline and GreenGenes database.

16S Mouse Feces

16S Amplicon vs 16S-Hyb vs Whole Shotgun Sequencing

Figure 2. DNA extracted from mouse feces and rat colon was analyzed by 16S amplicon sequencing using MiSeq PE 300 (Columns 1,5), myBaits 16S enrichment and sequencing using MiSeq PE 300 (Columns 2,6) or HiSeq PE 150 (Columns 3,7), and shotgun sequencing using HiSeq PE 150 (Columns 4,8).  Enriched and unenriched reads were trimmed and filtered, mapped against the GreenGenes database using bbmap, and analysed. Amplicon reads were assessed using the Dada2 pipeline and GreenGenes database.

Resources

myBaits Kit Protocol

Current Version: v4
myBaits Manual v4
Visit the myBaits Manual archive page to download past versions.

 

Product Sheets

myBaits Expert 16S-Hyb Product Sheet
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