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Exploring the dark matter of the genome
...n are sequenced using a method called whole-genome shotgun
sequencing. Celniker says, "We grind up whole flies and produce libraries of DNA fragments of two sizes, some that are 2 kilobases long" -- a kilobase (Kb) is 1,000 bases -- "and some that are 10 kilobases long. Contiguous lengths of sequence are ass...
DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis
...hes for studies of microbial communities." In a shotgun
sequencing process, the DNA from the microbial genomes is first sheared into millions of small fragments to enable the amplification, labeling, and ultimately sequencing. Genome assembly is the process of putting the sequenced fragments back in orde...
The synapse is a shotgun
... indicates that the synapse may behave more like a shotgun
than a rifle when it comes to firing the neurotran...ight now they have little idea of how the synaptic shotgun
functions. The research was published in the July 15, 2005, issue of the journal Science. Sejnowski...