ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standards

Quality control studies of microbiomics research suggest that the workflow is littered with potential sources of error and bias. From collection to sequencing, the potential for variation at each step in the microbiomics workflow is enormous. 

ZymoBIOMICS Microbial Community Standards citations

The microbial community standards from Zymo Research allow scientists to validate and standardise their methods and have confidence in their results.

Detecting bias in the microbiomic workflow

Detecting bias in the microbiomic workflow

Standards available

ZymoBIOMICS™ standards

Microbial Community Standard

Microbial Community Standard II

Spike in control

Formats
Microbial cell
Isolated DNA
Microbial cells
Isolated DNA
High microbial load
Low microbial load
Detect bias in
Complete workflow and DNA extraction
Library prep and sequencing
Complete workflow and DNA extraction
Library prep and sequencing
Complete workflow and DNA extraction
Complete workflow and DNA extraction
Recommended use

 

General benchmarking and microbiome profiling positive control
Assess detection limit and sensitivity
Absolute quantification of high bacterial load samples e.g. faeces
Absolute quantification of low bacterial load samples e.g. sputum


For long read library prep and sequencing, a high molecular weight DNA standard is available. This isolated DNA standard can be used as a positive control for general benchmarking and microbiome profiling.

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