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Task 1.1: Purchase of sequencing equipment.

Category 
General Task 
Status 
completed 
Start date 
2010-11-01 
End date 
2011-05-01 
 

 

Description

Purchase of sequencing equipment. A state of the art Sanger-technology sequencer will be purchased (ABI 3730xl with 96 capillaries) to replace the previous model (ABI3700) operating in IMBG, which has become obsolete because its production, service and consumables ceased. A Sanger technology sequencer such as ABI3730 that produces long reads is indispensable for small to medium scale sequencing and microsatellite genotyping, but it is also perfectly combined with Roche 454-FLX sequencer, recently implemented in IMBG, for finishing genomes by closing gaps in genomes assembled from shotgun sequencing.

Expected cost: 90,000 € for a refurbished system.

 

Results

The sequencer has been purchased.