Steps in Metagenomics: Let's Avoid Garbage in and Garbage Out

Jacques Izard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


New technological advances come with their limitations, biases, and drastic improvements on how we can observe life. Metagenomics is no different. This overview focuses on some of the elements that need to be taken into account prior to planning a sequencing experiment. From students and traditional researchers to those involved in citizen science, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMetagenomics for Microbiology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780124105089
ISBN (Print)9780124104723
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rRNA gene
  • DNA-Seq
  • Metagenomics
  • Metatranscriptomics
  • RNA-Seq
  • WGS
  • Whole shotgun sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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