We already have over four billion reads and 620 GB of NovaSeq Illumina data for our three tiger snakes; next week’s BABS3291 prac will look at some of the early ABySS assemblies of one of these snakes.
Phase 2 of the sequencing is now go! 10x Chromium linked read libraries were prepared at the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics last week for one tiger snake and one eastern brown snake. These data promise to make much easier and more intact genome assemblies. We received notification today that the samples have arrived in the KCCG sequencing laboratory at the Garvan Institute for Illumina HiSeq X (“XTen”) sequencing.
Nobody knows how well linked read sequencing, which is optimised for human genomes, will work in a snake but we look forward to finding out!