Molecular biomass represents the quantity of DNA extracted from a given sample. It provides an estimate level of diversity in living microorganisms in a given habitat, sample or environment and enables it to be compared to others.
This type of analysis has many applications in healthcare, environmental and agrifood sectors.
It, notably, provides a fast analysis (with any type of sample) of the impact of a drug (antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.), a pollutant or a change in a manufacturing process on microbial diversity.
GenoScreen - Services provided
Our DNA analyses are based on targeted quantitative PCR methods that distinguish between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
GenoScreen also detains exclusive technologies to specifically identify fungi.
In addition to these whole-sample analyses, our scientific staff has developed targeted, quantitative assays for various bacteria of interest (Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, etc.).
Other assays can be developed on a custom basis or on request, depending on the issue to be addressed.