StrainView™ WHOLE-GENOME SHOTGUN SEQUENCING OF MICROBIAL ISOLATES
Compare Microbial Genomes with Whole-genome Shotgun Sequencing
Do you have stored strain-banks of isolated and cultured individual strains for future use in experiments or as potential candidates for use in therapeutics?
StrainView™ allows you to characterize your entire strain collection comprehensively and efficiently.
StrainView™ uses high-coverage DNA sequencing on the Illumina platform followed by genome assembly to produce annotated draft-level assemblies with contigs of hundreds of kilobases.
Our standard StrainView™ assay provides 300 megabases of sequencing data per isolate, equivalent to 60x coverage of a 5 megabase-pair bacterial strain.
CoreBiome’s customers receive an interactive online report featuring raw data, assembled contigs, comparative genomics visualizations, and annotation of genes and functions including antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factors.
Antibiotic Resistance and Functional Repertoire Annotation
Strains with identical 16S marker genes can have highly divergent metabolic traits and functional content in the rest of their genomes1.
This means that researchers relying on 16S sequences alone to characterize their strain banks may be missing large amounts of potentially important functional diversity.
Historically, a common approach to characterizing strains has been to perform full-length Sanger sequencing on the 16S ribosomal RNA gene.
This approach is affordable and fast, but is limited in what information is provided about any given strain; such as the functional content of that strain’s genome.
CoreBiome’s StrainView™ analysis provides a full characterization of functional content in strains in a high-throughput manner, while also providing taxonomic identity using the entire genome content.
1. Jaspers E, Overmann J. Ecological significance of microdiversity: identical 16S rRNA gene sequences can be found in bacteria with highly divergent genomes and ecophysiologies. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.. 2004 Aug 1;70(8):4831-9.
Starts at $99/strain for 300 megabases per strain.
88 samples for 3-week turnaround, 24 samples for 6-week turnaround.
Adaptor-removed and filtered sequencing data (fastq), assembled contigs and scaffolds (fasta), genome annotations, inferred taxonomies, antimicrobial resistance profiles, virulence profiles, quality-control dashboard, and a full Core Analysis report. Review example report.
Create a Custom Strain Database for Research
Included in your StrainView™ project are:
- Initial quality control check on all samples
- QC report returned for review
- Amplification and library preparation using our optimized approach
- Core Analysis Report
- Genome annotations
- Taxonomic assignments via fully optimal gapped DNA sequence alignment to a
curated reference database
- Antimicrobial resistance profiles
- Virulence factor profiles
- Sequencing quality-control dashboard
- Interactive assembly report
- Interactive visualizations that leverage your sample metadata
- Fastqs: adaptor-trimmed and quality-filtered sequencing data
- Contigs & Scaffolds
StrainView™ sequencing starts at $99 per strain.
To ensure data of the highest quality, we require a minimum number of 24 strains per batch.
Request a quote to find out how CoreBiome can help you achieve your scientific goals.
To ensure your StrainView™ samples return the best data, we recommend performing your DNA extraction through CoreBiome.
Input DNA quality and quantity can have dramatic impacts on the microbial profile generated for your samples.
By allowing the experts at CoreBiome to extract and prepare your DNA, we can ensure the best quality library preparations for amplicon sequencing.
We also recommend pelleting isolate samples prior to freezing as this will avoid unintentional dilution of genomic DNA into a liquid storage buffer when cells are lysed during freezing.
For more information regarding sample preparation and shipment, check out our sample guidelines.
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