Ultra-low-input, tagmentation-based whole-genome bisulfite sequencing

Andrew Adey, Jay Shendure

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We have adapted transposase-based in vitro shotgun library construction ("tagmentation") for whole-genome bisulfite sequencing. This method, Tn5mC-seq, enables a >100-fold reduction in starting material relative to conventional protocols, such that we generate highly complex bisulfite sequencing libraries from as little as 10 ng of input DNA, and ample useful sequences from 1 ng of input DNA. We demonstrate Tn5mC-seq by sequencing the methylome of a human lymphoblastoid cell line to ∼8.6x high-quality coverage of each strand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1143
Number of pages5
JournalGenome Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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