What is Whole Genome Mapping?
Current technologies break DNA into thousands of pieces to be sequenced and then reassembled, comparing the pieces to a published reference. But this process is time-consuming and costly. And comparing the small pieces to a reference genome presents challenges–the known high rate of misassembly and gaps in published reference sequences. OpGen’s technology provides a complete structural view that enables rapid assembly, and highly accurate order and orientation of the sequence contigs.
Whole Genome Maps–A More Accurate Approach
Long, intact single molecule DNA is analyzed in high definition, while maintaining the genome’s integrity (Figure 1). This novel approach gives you a complete blueprint of the genome– accurate visual information, including important positional changes that sequencing alone cannot detect.
You can take advantage of OpGen’s powerful technologies by contacting MapIt® Services or bring the Argus® Whole Genome Mapping System into your lab. Learn more about Whole Genome Mapping technology–and how you can get faster, more accurate data for sequence assembly and public health epidemiology applications today.