Definition of Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing

A DNA sequencing method, which involves random sequencing of tiny cloned pieces of the genome, with no foreknowledge of where on a chromosome the piece originally came from. The sequences obtained have a considerable overlap and by using appropriate computer software it is possible to compare sequences and align them to build larger units of genetic information. This sequencing strategy can be automated and leads to rapid sequencing information.

Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing is from the group

Shotgun Sequencing

Other Names for Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing

Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing

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