Large insights into microorganisms
This review explores how microbiologists are now utilising the long-read capabilities of real-time nanopore sequencing to overcome the challenges of short-read sequencing technologies to fully characterise microbial genomes — shedding new light on microbial evolution, pathogenicity, and antimicrobial resistance.
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Genome sequences for ~490,000 microbial strains are now publicly available; however, due to the limitations of traditional short-read sequencing technologies, approximately 90% of bacterial genome assemblies are considered to be incomplete. Download this white paper to discover how the long, real-time sequencing reads delivered by nanopore sequencing overcome these challenges to deliver affordable, reference-quality genome assemblies from microbial isolates and metagenomic samples.