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Genome Walking by Next Generation Sequencing Approaches
AbstractGenome Walking (GW) comprises a number of PCR-based methods for the identification of nucleotide sequences flanking known regions. The different methods have been used for several purposes: from de novo sequencing, useful for the identification of unknown regions, to the characterization of insertion sites for viruses and transposons. In the latter cases Genome Walking methods have been recently boosted by coupling to Next Generation Sequencing technologies. This review will focus on the development of several protocols for the application of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to GW, which have been developed in the course of analysis of insertional libraries. These analyses find broad application in protocols for functional genomics and gene therapy. Thanks to the application of NGS technologies, the original vision of GW as a procedure for walking along an unknown genome is now changing into the possibility of observing the parallel marching of hundreds of thousands of primers across the borders of inserted DNA molecules in host genomes.
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Volpicella, M.; Leoni, C.; Costanza, A.; Fanizza, I.; Placido, A.; Ceci, L.R. Genome Walking by Next Generation Sequencing Approaches. Biology 2012, 1, 495-507.View more citation formats
Volpicella M, Leoni C, Costanza A, Fanizza I, Placido A, Ceci LR. Genome Walking by Next Generation Sequencing Approaches. Biology. 2012; 1(3):495-507.Chicago/Turabian Style
Volpicella, Mariateresa; Leoni, Claudia; Costanza, Alessandra; Fanizza, Immacolata; Placido, Antonio; Ceci, Luigi R. 2012. "Genome Walking by Next Generation Sequencing Approaches." Biology 1, no. 3: 495-507.