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ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standard

The ZymoBIOMICS® Microbial Community Standard from Zymo Research is designed to assess bias and errors in the extraction methods of a microbiomics workflow. Acting as a defined input from the beginning, the Microbial Community Standard can guide construction and optimisation of entire workflows and can also be used as a routine quality control.

Benefits of using the ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standard
• Accurate composition cross-validated with multiple types of measurements
• Assess DNA isolation bias with microbes of varying cell wall composition
• Ideal for microbiome profiling quality control

Also available is the Microbial Community DNA Standard which is designed to assess bias, errors and other artefacts after nucleic acid purification. Consisting of pooled DNA extracted from pure cultures, this DNA standard is designed to have the same microbial composition as the cellular standard, meaning they  can be used in tandem.

Benefits of using the Microbial Community DNA Standard
• Accurate composition cross-validated with multiple types of measurements
• Negligible impurity: guaranteed to contain < 0.01% foreign microbial DNA 
• Wide range of GC content: 15%-85%, for assessing bias caused by GC content variation

Precise composition for reproducible data

ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standards

The ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standard contains three easy-to-lyse bacteria, five tough-to-lyse bacteria, and two tough-to-lyse yeasts.

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Material available for download
ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standard protocol
ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community DNA Standards protocol
ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standards datasheet


Note: product availability depends on country - see product detail page.

Details Cat number & supplier Size Price
ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community Standard D6300 · Zymo Research
Zymo Research
10 preps £380.00
10 preps
ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community DNA Standard D6305 · Zymo Research
Zymo Research
200 ng £163.00
200 ng
ZymoBIOMICS™ Microbial Community DNA Standard D6306 · Zymo Research
Zymo Research
2000 ng £325.00
2000 ng