Fungi / Fungal community analysis
Fungi play a major role in many ecosystems, human health, and biotechnological processes (namely in food industry). Phylogenetic markers, namely Internal transcribed spacers (ITS), are commonly employed for characterization of fungal communities. Next-generation sequencing allows in-depth analysis of fungal community structure. We deliver comprehensive analyses of the structure of your fungal community in ecological and clinical samples, based on:
- ITS1 or ITS2 regions
- 18S rDNA (on request)
We use model-based multivariate statistics to determine the response of fungi to environmental factors. Moreover, we apply network analysis to unravel interactions of community members. This will help you to identify:
- Shifts in fungal community structure
- Habitat-specific indicator taxa
- Association patterns
- Environmental factors governing fungal distribution
Our experts will be happy to assist you with your project. For academic clients we procure sequencing of amplicon or genomic libraries on Illumina® MiSeq™ and NextSeq™ platforms.
Our experts will be happy to discuss your personal clinical microbiome project.