Metagenomics

Studies in the field of metagenomics aim genetic analysis of the microbial DNA that is collected directly from the environmental samples, such as soil, water, human body. The studies in this field gained speed as next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have started to be used widely.  With next generation sequencing, scientists are now able to profile vast microbial communities using complex environmental samples, and thusly investigate their dynamics and identify new organisms.