DNA metabarcoding is the genetic analysis of mixed samples consisting of a large number of individuals. DNA metabarcoding service can detetct the organisms in a single analysis step. Samples do not need to be sorted and identified individually as in classical methods. Whole samples from thousands of individuals can be homogenized and analyzed using high-throughput (NGS) Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. This provides complete species lists and the composition of species within a sample in one step.
All samples that potentially contain more than one type of DNA, individual or organism are classified as mixed or bulk samples.
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