That way is through microbes! In short, a bacterium of the mosquito microbiome has become a promising new solution for stopping these diseases. Bioinformatic tools played a critical role in this discovery by allowing robust analysis of sequence data from 16S rRNA gene and WGS microbiome studies.
So, for the first time ever, microbes are being used to successfully control mosquito-borne diseases!
Without bioinformaticians and computational biologists, these findings would not have been possible. Bottlenecks often arise when it comes time to process and analyze these NGS sequences as there are no standardized pipelines.
Luckily Bridge Informatics has the expertise to handle this exact kind of data, whether you have microbiome sequences of a microbe, mosquito, or human!