The Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics (HCMR) acquired a 454/Roche GS FLX sequencing instrument through funding from the Prefecture of Crete. This state-of-the art instrument now forms part of IMBG’s well equipped genome sequencing platform.
The hallmarks of 454 Sequencing™ are its simple, unbiased sample preparation and long, highly accurate sequence reads, including paired reads. 454's current system, the Genome Sequencer FLX with GS FLX Titanium series reagents generates 400 million high quality bases per 10 hour instrument run. GS-FLX 454 Sequencing technology has enabled hundreds of peer-reviewed studies in various research fields such as cancer and infectious disease research, drug discovery, marine biology, anthropology, paleontology to name but a few.
Shotgun sequencing of
- Whole genomes (Plant, animal, bacterial etc)
- BACs, YACs, Fosmids, viruses etc
- Transcriptome (cDNA, ESTs)
- Large PCR products (>1.5 kbp)
Amplicon sequencing of PCR fragments
- PairEnd sequencing