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Genomics applications of nanopore long-read sequencing for small to large sized genomes

In this thesis I highlight the applications of Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) sequencing. This technique is a relatively new approach in the sequencing field, where nanopores are embedded in a membrane, DNA molecules are pulled through nanopores and an electrical current serving as the sequencing signal.

M. Liem
17 april 2024
Thesis in Leiden Repository

This technique yields reads-lengths of >10Kbp and has no theoretical upper limit towards read-length. The positive impact on data quality due to improved chemistry is underlined, improved chemistry leads to less sequencing errors and a more homogeneous coverage over complex genomic architectures. Benefits for increased read-lengths are assessed for resolving fragmented genome assemblies that were previously based solely on short-read sequencing data. Furthermore, the assembly of a large genome using ONT data is described, indicating ONT is a suitable candidate for resolving extremely large genomes using sophisticated assembly approaches. And finally, the potential for on-site sequencing is evaluated. Exploiting simplicity, mobility and accuracy provided by this new technique. The central hypothesis of this thesis is that Oxford Nanopore Technologies long-read sequencing can be valuable for established genomics applications, such as whole genome sequencing and metagenomic characterization of microbial communities.

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