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Nine bacterial genomes sequenced in April by GATC Biotech, demonstrating new DNA sequencing capability

22.05.2007
GATC Biotech, Europe’s leading DNA sequencing service provider, has announced that its scientists sequenced nine bacterial genomes in April.

GATC Biotech sequenced four gram-positive and five gram-negative genomes from genomic DNA, to produce genome coverage from 15-fold to 30-fold, with a genome size of 3-5 Mb, depending on the genome. The genomes were sequenced for several customers, from within industry and academia, and these initial results will be used to drive the individual customer’s research and development programme by sequencing and comparing the optimised strains.

GATC Biotech is the only company in Europe that offers all three lead genome sequencing technologies, the ABI 3730, Illumina/Solexa 1G and Roche 454. GATC Biotech used the Illumina/Solexa 1G sequencing platform for the major part of the discovery of these nine new bacterial genomes and also used a combination of the other two technologies to produce raw data for the remaining genomes. Part of GATC Biotech’s contribution to these genome projects was de novo sequencing of the organisms, while part was re-sequencing projects.

Katie Odgaard | alfa
Further information:
http://www.gatc-biotech.com/en/discover_gatc/presse/meldungen/2007_04_nine_genomes.php

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