With the update of our MiSeq system to 250 bp reads genome sequencing on this system gets even more important. But long reads and huge data output are not the only prerequisite for a great de novo assembly result.
What is missing?
Paired-end libraries that span gaps and repetitive structures can improve de novo genome assemblies tremendously. Our proprietary long jumping distance libraries (LJDs) are perfectly suited for scaffolding on Illumina sequencing devices. In contrast to other paired-end libraries (like Illumina mate pair library), our LJD library preparation involves an adaptor-guided ligation of the genomic fragments. The different preparation protocol offers the following advantages:
- No hybrid reads – a unique sequence identifies the crossover points
- No shotgun pairs – less than 1% of all LJD reads are shotgun paired-end reads
- Distinct insert sizes – we prepare LJDs with 3, 8, 20 or even 40 kbp insert size
- Span large repeats – large and complex repeats up to 40 kbp can be resolved
Why should I combine MiSeq long reads and LJDs?
The new features of the MiSeq (250 bp reads; data output up to 8 Gbp) enable the combined and cost-efficient approach of shotgun and LJD libraries in one run. The MiSeq output is sufficient to sequence several bacterial genomes or single fungal genomes (up to 60 Mbp) with appropriate coverage.
- Longer reads – more sequence information to correctly map the reads onto your contigs
- Short delivery time – due to the shorter run time compared to the HiSeq 2000
Read more about our long jumping distance libraries on our website