What is Metagenomics?


Metagenomics is an umbrella term, covering a range of study types that use high-throughput DNA sequencing to characterise microbial systems. These include whole-genome shotgun (WGS)-sequenced metagenomic and metatranscriptomic studies, as well as amplicon-based approaches which target specific marker genes (often rRNA genes).

The EBI Metagenomics portal

The EBI Metagenomics portal is a free to use analysis service for metagenomics data. In order to have your data analysed by EBI Metagenomics, your sequence data have to be archived in the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).

This tutorial will explain why you have to follow this procedure and will then guide you through the process of archiving your metagenomic data in the ENA.

Find out more

Learn more about the EBI Metagenomics portal and ENA in our Train online quick tours.