For whole-genome sequencing, the combination of short inserts and longer reads allow characterization of any genome. For de novo whole-genome sequencing, the unparalleled raw read accuracy of Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology provides high quality, long contig assemblies.
The Illumina whole-genome sequencing workflow starts with the generation of sequencer-ready DNA fragment libraries from genomic DNA. Illumina offers two basic options:
Phased sequencing complements human whole-genome sequencing by providing distinct gene information from homologous chromosomes, supporting haplotyping and allele-specific solutions. Learn more about:
Illumina offers a broad range of instruments and informatics solutions that enable whole genome sequencing of any genome, from small microbial genomes to large complex genomes.
The NextSeq 500 System can sequence a whole human genome at high coverage (30×) in one run.
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Shotgun metagenomic sequencing allows researchers to sequence all organisms present in a given sample, including unculturable microbes.
Reduce hands-on time and minimize errors with sequencing sample prep automation solutions.
Shortened sample prep workflow for whole genome sequencing applications.
Enables efficient interrogation of samples with limited available DNA.
Enables the fastest and easiest whole-genome library preparation method for sequencing small genomes, amplicons, and plasmids.
The BaseSpace NGS Data Analysis environment offers simple analysis and sharing of whole-genome sequencing data produced on Illumina sequencers.