Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

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: 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1--7

Introduction to genome sequencing, principles and its applications to a diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory


Vandana Govindan1, S M Vaishali Kumar1, Varun Shamanna1, N Iyer Ranganathan2, Kadahalli Lingegowda Ravi Kumar1 
1 Department of Central Research Laboratory, KIMS Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Global Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, India

Correspondence Address:
Kadahalli Lingegowda Ravi Kumar
PI - National Centre for Pneumococcal Immunogenicity Evaluation, GHRU, India Unit - Genomic AMR Surveillance CRL, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bengaluru - 560 070, Karnataka
India

Microbiology diagnostic laboratory plays a significant role in public health surveillance, outbreak investigation, infection prevention and control strategies. It is moving towards incorporating molecular biology techniques for the surveillance and identification of pathogens causing infectious diseases. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) holds potential for improving clinical and public health microbiology. In addition to identifying pathogens more rapidly and precisely than traditional methods, sequencing technologies can provide new insights into disease transmission, virulence and antimicrobial resistance. NGS has not only reduced the cost of total sequencing but has also introduced versatile applications under one platform. This review will discuss the methods, principles and applications of genome sequencing in microbiology diagnostic laboratories.


How to cite this article:
Govindan V, Kumar S M, Shamanna V, Ranganathan N I, Kumar KL. Introduction to genome sequencing, principles and its applications to a diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2022;24:1-7


How to cite this URL:
Govindan V, Kumar S M, Shamanna V, Ranganathan N I, Kumar KL. Introduction to genome sequencing, principles and its applications to a diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 9 ];24:1-7
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