Large genome assembly Research Spotlight
Date: 22nd July 2019
Nanopore long sequencing reads simplify genome assembly and enable the comprehensive, genome-wide analysis of structural variants.
Schatz et al. sequenced 100 tomato genomes in 100 days, using the high-throughput PromethION™, to elucidate the role of structural variation in the development of key agricultural and phenotypic traits. This research provided a thorough characterisation of the structural variant (SV) landscape in a genetically diverse range of tomato genomes. Such insight offers the potential to enrich for desired agricultural traits using targeted genome editing.
Find out more in this Research Spotlight focused on large genome assembly.