Rapid DNA sequencing of more than 1000 bases per run by capillary electrophoresis using replaceable linear polyacrylamide solutions.
The read length for DNA sequencing using capillary electrophoresis and replaceable linear polyacrylamide (LPA) solutions has been extended to more than 1000 bases with a run time of 80 min. This result was successfully achieved through the combined use of cycle sequencing with dye-labeled primers, improved matrix and separation conditions, and enhanced base-calling software. The influences of LPA molecular weight and concentration on separation were investigated. Additionally, the separation buffer, column temperature, and electric field were adjusted to increase the number of resolvable DNA fragments per run while maintaining an enhanced separation speed. Using low concentrations [2% (w/v)] of high molecular weight LPA polymers (> 5.5 x 10(6) Da), elevated column temperature (50 degrees C) and moderately high field (150 V/cm), rapid sequencing analysis for more than 1000 bases on a model ssM13mp18 template was obtained with 96.8% accuracy.
Carrilho, E; Ruiz-Martinez, MC; Berka, J; Smirnov, I; Goetzinger, W; Miller, AW; Brady, D; Karger, BL
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