Establishment of a Standardized 16S rDNA Library Preparation to Enable Analysis of Microbiome in Poultry Processing Using Illumina MiSeq Platform

  • Kristina M. Feye
  • Steven C. Ricke
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1918)


The standardization of the microbiome sequencing of poultry rinsates is essential for generating comparable microbial composition data among poultry processing facilities if this technology is to be adopted by the industry. Samples must first be acquired, DNA must be extracted, and libraries must be constructed. In order to proceed to library sequencing, the samples should meet quality control standards. Finally, data must be analyzed using computer bioinformatics pipelines. This data can subsequently be incorporated into more advanced computer algorithms for risk assessment. Ultimately, a uniform sequencing pipeline will enable both the government regulatory agencies and the poultry industry to identify potential weaknesses in food safety. This chapter presents the different steps for monitoring the population dynamics of the microbiome in poultry processing using 16S rDNA sequencing.

Key words

Poultry processing Microbiome Illumina Sequencing 16S rDNA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Science, Center for Food SafetyUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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