2011 Field Guide – Overview

Please note that updated versions of these tables are now available for 2014.

The tables presented in Glenn (2011) are split and updated in the following:

  • Table 1a-c.  “Grades” for common applications on various NGS instruments.  Other information from the original table 1 is relatively static.
  • Table 2a.  Run time, Millions of reads/run, Bases/read, and Yield/run for all common commercial NGS platforms.
  • Table 2b. Reagent costs/run, reagent costs/Mb, and minimum commercially available units for all common commercial NGS platforms.
  • Table 3a. List purchase price for for all common commercial NGS platforms, ancillary equipment, and service contracts.
  • Table 3b. Computational resources required for all common commercial NGS platforms.
  • Table 3c. Errors and error rates for common commercial NGS platforms.
  • Table 4.  Advantages and Disadvantages for all common commercial NGS platforms.

Citation: Glenn, TC (2011) Field Guide to Next Generation DNA Sequencers.  Molecular Ecology Resources. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03024.x
©2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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