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454, Synamatix Used BAC Pool and Shotgun Sequencing Strategy for Oil Palm Genome
Sequencing the oil palm was a challenge because over 60 percent of its 1.7-gigabase genome contains repeats. The researchers combined shotgun sequencing and sequencing of BAC pools, using a mixture of 250-base 454 GS FLX and 500-base Titanium reads.
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