Whole-genome sequencing in bacteriology: state of the art
Michael J Dark
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Abstract: Over the last ten years, genome sequencing capabilities have expanded exponentially. There have been tremendous advances in sequencing technology, DNA sample preparation, genome assembly, and data analysis. This has led to advances in a number of facets of bacterial genomics, including metagenomics, clinical medicine, bacterial archaeology, and bacterial evolution. This review examines the strengths and weaknesses of techniques in bacterial genome sequencing, upcoming technologies, and assembly techniques, as well as highlighting recent studies that highlight new applications for bacterial genomics.
Keywords: bacterial genome sequencing assembly review
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