Rapid, low-input, low-bias construction of shotgun fragment libraries by high-density in vitro transposition

Andrew Adey, Hilary G. Morrison, Asan, Xu Xun, Jacob O. Kitzman, Emily H. Turner, Bethany Stackhouse, Alexandra P. MacKenzie, Nicholas C. Caruccio, Xiuqing Zhang, Jay Shendure

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We characterize and extend a highly efficient method for constructing shotgun fragment libraries in which transposase catalyzes in vitro DNA fragmentation and adaptor incorporation simultaneously. We apply this method to sequencing a human genome and find that coverage biases are comparable to those of conventional protocols. We also extend its capabilities by developing protocols for sub-nanogram library construction, exome capture from 50 ng of input DNA, PCR-free and colony PCR library construction, and 96-plex sample indexing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberR119
JournalGenome Biology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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