The impact of different DNA extraction kits and laboratories upon the assessment of human gut microbiota composition by 16S rRNA gene sequencing

Nicholas A Kennedy, Alan W Walker, Susan H Berry, Sylvia H Duncan, Freda M Farquarson, Petra Louis, John M Thomson, Jack Satsangi, Harry James Flint, Julian Parkhill, Charlie W Lees, Georgina L Hold, UK IBD Genetics Consortium

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Determining bacterial community structure in fecal samples through DNA sequencing is an important facet of intestinal health research. The impact of different commercially available DNA extraction kits upon bacterial community structures has received relatively little attention. The aim of this study was to analyze bacterial communities in volunteer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patient fecal samples extracted using widely used DNA extraction kits in established gastrointestinal research laboratories.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere88982
JournalPloS ONE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014


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