Journal article

Genomic Libraries: II. Subcloning, Sequencing, and Assembling Large-Insert Genomic DNA Clones

Mike A Quail, Lucy Matthews, Sarah Sims, Christine Lloyd, Helen Beasley, Simon W Baxter, V Orgogozo (ed.), MV Rockman (ed.)

MOLECULAR METHODS FOR EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS | HUMANA PRESS INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Sequencing large insert clones to completion is useful for characterizing specific genomic regions, identifying haplotypes, and closing gaps in whole genome sequencing projects. Despite being a standard technique in molecular laboratories, DNA sequencing using the Sanger method can be highly problematic when complex secondary structures or sequence repeats are encountered in genomic clones. Here, we describe methods to isolate DNA from a large insert clone (fosmid or BAC), subclone the sample, and sequence the region to the highest industry standard. Troubleshooting solutions for sequencing difficult templates are discussed.

University of Melbourne Researchers