Flow cytometry for enrichment and titration in massively parallel DNA sequencing
2009 (English)In: Nucleic Acids Research, ISSN 0305-1048, E-ISSN 1362-4962, Vol. 37, no 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Massively parallel DNA sequencing is revolutionizing genomics research throughout the life sciences. However, the reagent costs and labor requirements in current sequencing protocols are still substantial, although improvements are continuously being made. Here, we demonstrate an effective alternative to existing sample titration protocols for the Roche/454 system using Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) technology to determine the optimal DNA-to-bead ratio prior to large-scale sequencing. Our method, which eliminates the need for the costly pilot sequencing of samples during titration is capable of rapidly providing accurate DNA-to-bead ratios that are not biased by the quantification and sedimentation steps included in current protocols. Moreover, we demonstrate that FACS sorting can be readily used to highly enrich fractions of beads carrying template DNA, with near total elimination of empty beads and no downstream sacrifice of DNA sequencing quality. Automated enrichment by FACS is a simple approach to obtain pure samples for bead-based sequencing systems, and offers an efficient, low-cost alternative to current enrichment protocols.
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2009. Vol. 37, no 8
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12402DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkp188ISI: 000265953000007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-65849474143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12402DiVA: diva2:310771
QC 201004162010-04-162010-04-162011-10-31Bibliographically approved