Next Generation Sequencing-MIC

Characterize microbial communities associated with MIC

Microbially Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a complex phenomenon directly and indirectly attributed to diverse microbial communities of sulfate reducing bacteria, acid producing bacteria, acetogens, slime formers, iron and manganese oxidizing bacteria, methanogens, and sulfur oxidizing bacteria among others.

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis is a DNA based technique that provides a profile of the microbial community and can be used to identify the microorganisms present.