Application Note: Extraction of Microbiome DNA Using the DNeasy PowerSoil Pro Kit Manually and Automated on the QIAcube Connect and QIAcube
18 July 2019

With our increasing understanding of the microbial world, it becomes clear that microbial communities play an important role in health and the environment. Analyzing microbiomes is challenging. Many sample types, including stool and soil, contain substances that inhibit downstream analyses such as PCR or Next-generation sequencing (NGS). This inhibition can bias results as some analytes might be more affected than others. Here, we show that microbiome analysis on QIAcube Connect and QIAcube ensures unbiased and efficient analysis of the microbiome. Both instruments use proven silica-membrane technology for sample processing, ensuring standardization for research labs and high-quality results.