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Nanopore Digest: 17th October 2019

Fri 25th October 2019

Greenfin horse faced filefish

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Chromosome-level genome assembly of the greenfin horse-faced filefish (Thamnaconus septentrionalis) using Oxford Nanopore PromethION sequencing and Hi-C technology

The greenfin horse-face filefish is an important commercial fish species, but its population is in sharp decline. In this pre-print, Bian and colleagues share the first chromosome-level genome assembly of this filefish, which they state will be a valuable resource for breeding and conservation efforts. The 474.31 Mb genome was assembled from 50.95 Gb of nanopore sequence data, is comprised of only 242 contigs (contig N50 22.46 Mb), and contains 67.35 Mb of repeat sequences – accounting for 14.2% of the assembly. Nanopore long reads greatly facilitate the resolution of such challenging repeat regions. The authors state that “Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology is currently the most powerful method for rapid generation of long-read sequences and has the potential to offer relatively low-cost genome sequencing of non-model animals”.

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Nanopore Community Meeting 2019, 5-6th December

In December, researchers from the Nanopore Community will be gathering in New York for the 2019 Nanopore Community Meeting. We’ve got an excellent line-up of speakers confirmed, including those below who will be presenting the latest cutting edge research in whole genome sequencing, clinical research, human genomics, microbiology and more.

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