BGI-Led Project Uses Mix of Illumina and Sanger Sequencing to Assemble Cucumber Genome

The hybrid approach, which used a small amount of Sanger and a large amount of Illumina sequencing data, improved the contig and scaffold length and the fraction of the overall genome assembled, compared to either technology alone. It might be useful for other projects, the researchers suggested, though it will depend on the nature of the genome under study.

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