Sequencing helps identify ultra small bacteria found in groundwater and new viruses found in untreated sewage. The size of these tiny microbes are smaller than the pores of standard purification filters. Learn more at: http://www.illumina.com/areas-of-interest/microbiology.html http://www.illumina.com/areas-of-interest/microbiology/infectious-disease-surveillance.html Products: MiSeq® System: http://www.illumina.com/systems/miseq.html Nextera® XT Sample Prep Kit: http://www.illumina.com/products/nextera_xt_dna_library_prep_kit.html Publication Links: PMID: 25839169 | Phan, et al. (2015): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25839169 PMID: 25721682 | Luef, et al. (2015): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25721682 The Science Mondays (SciMon) series is brought to you by Illumina http://www.illumina.com/ Illumina hosts Irene Predazzi, Sr. Scientific Liaison of Scientific Affairs, and Jacques Retief, Associate Director of Scientific Affairs, give you a quick report on breaking news.