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Plant genome assembly Research Spotlight

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Date: 6th January 2020

Long-read, PCR-free nanopore sequencing simplifies large genome assembly, enabling resolution of even the highly repetitive regions prevalent in plant genomes.

Steven Salzberg and colleagues used long nanopore reads in their hybrid assembly of the mega-genome of the giant sequoia, generating the largest scaffolds so far seen for any genome.

Download this Research Spotlight to read a summary of the results, including how the research was performed and the kits, devices and tools used.

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