A guide to sequencing large genomes with Oxford Nanopore


Full characterisation of plant and animal genomes via high-throughput sequencing is revolutionising many areas of research. In human and veterinary health, sequencing enables unprecedented insights into disease, whilst investigating genetic variation in plants allows for the maintenance of diversity and selection of desirable traits, such as high yield and resistance to pathogens. Whole-genome sequencing also helps shed light on the evolutionary relationships between organisms.

In this guide, we introduce the different approaches and advantages of sequencing large genomes with Oxford Nanopore technology.