ZymoBIOMICS Gut Microbiome Standard

ZymoBIOMICS Gut Microbiome Standard - 750 micro liters


  • True to Life: comprised of 21 different strains to mimic the human gut microbiome.
  • Accurate Composition: allows for benchmarking and validation of NGS microbiome workflows.
  • Cross Kingdom Representation: includes Bacteria, Fungi, and Archaea.


The ZymoBIOMICS Gut Microbiome Standard is an accurately quantified microbial community mimicking the human gut microbiome. The challenges it presents to microbiomics profiling allows researchers to validate protocols and fine-tune them for gut microbiome research and act as a positive control for sample processing.

Technical Specifications

Biosafety This product contains no biohazard as microbes have been fully inactivated.
Impurity Level < 0.01% foreign microbial DNA
Reference Genomes and 16S&18S rRNA genes
Relative-abundance Deviation in average is <15%.
Storage Solution 2X DNA/RNA Shield (Cat. No. R1200-125).
Total Cell Concentration ~9.0 x 109 cells/ml

Product FAQ

Q1: Should I use D6300 Microbial Community Standard or D6331 Gut Microbiome Standard?

For users that are setting up a new microbiomics workflow, we recommend starting with the D6300 Microbial Community Standard. The lower complexity of the standard will enable the user to more easily detect existing biases in the workflow (i.e. lysis during DNA extraction). Users who have validated using the D6300 already may use the D6331 to then fine-tune their workflows for gut samples.


ZymoBIOMICS Gut Microbiome Standard

Cat # Name Size
D6331 ZymoBIOMICS Gut Microbiome Standard 10 preps