Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Definition - What does Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) mean?

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a generic term used to refer to a wide range of technologies that are used to sequence DNA and RNA. It is used industrially as a monitoring tool for microbial corrosion in offshore metal applications.

Corrosionpedia explains Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

The different types of next-generation sequencing (NGS) include:

  • Illumina (Solexa)
  • Roche 454
  • Ion torrent: Proton / PGM
  • SOLiD

Metal corrosion is a significant concern in the petroleum industry. Offshore petroleum facilities are a major biotope for microorganisms with corrosive metabolisms. Therefore, they are affected by microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). The oxygen depleted conditions combined with hydrocarbons, fatty acids and other end products of fermentation in oil and water provide large amounts of carbon substrates within piping and pipeline networks.

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