Beyond Bacteria

A Perk for contributing $2,500 or more
to American Gut
by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego)

Claimed by Paul Devine Linda Clark Anonymous Curtis Tamkin and 23 others.


This item has been discontinued by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego).

Deeper shotgun metagenome and virome characterization of one sample, plus additional marker gene sequencing (16S rRNA, 18S rRNA and ITS, for you sequencing wonks) to characterize not just the bacteria but also the viruses, microbial eukaryotes (like giardia), and fungi in your gut. This Perk allows you to see everything, not just the bacteria, that’s in there. 18S rRNA is similar to 16S rRNA but for eukaryotes (like us); ITS is the internally transcribed spacer, a very fast-evolving region that lets you see very detailed information about the species that are there.

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American Gut
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World's largest open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the Human Gut. Learn which microbes live in your gut, skin & mouth. Join over 10,000 people, get a home sampling kit and support the research.