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Examining microbial communities

How can DNA sequencing help us to understand organisms' preferences? Watch James Chong explain more.

DNA sequencing can be used to look at the behaviour of microbial communities and help us to understand what the preferences of each of the organisms is under the circumstances in which they are growing. We can also look at the products which the organisms are producing via a process called metabolomics.

The aim of this research is to enable us to understand and manipulate the microbial community and, ultimately, get higher-value products out of the AD process, with applications in other industries such as the pharmaceutical industry.

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