GATC Biotech has launched a genome assembly to improve the study of genomic complexity. The combination of ultra-long PacBio RS reads and high-quality GS FLX data can unravel the analysis of unknown genomes. The InView De novo Genome Service provides a hybrid sequencing approach, leading to a high-quality genome assembly via error correction. Ultra-long reads of PacBio RS can be assembled with a very low mismatch rate when correcting them with reads from the GS FLX. This innovative approach shortens the time frame needed for manual curation of the assembly and therefore results in a remarkable saving of costs. The overall efficiency of an entire sequencing and assembly project improves tremendously. The service combines streamlined workflows with high quality standards that provide customers worldwide a focused and affordable Next Gen Sequencing solution. The new application helps to understand the genetic basis for phenotypes and to discover metabolic pathways. It also proves that the lower accuracy of the PacBio RS doesn’t have to be a barrier to create high-quality assemblies. The result of fewer and larger contigs gives this application a great advantage in order to achieve a primary sequence of organisms and to facilitate a detailed genetic analysis.
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