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Small RNA Sequencing


An Accessible, Cost Effective Sequencing Solution to Enable Rapid Discovery with Industry Leading Turnaround Times.

Service Description

Small RNAs are a type of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) molecule that are less than 200 nucloetides in length are often involved in post-transcriptional regulation through RNA interactions.

Small RNA sequencing rst isolate then sequence small RNA species, such as microRNA (miRNA). Small RNA sequencing capture the complete range of small RNA and miRNA species in a sample, and can detect and quantify thousands of small RNA and miRNA sequences with great sensitivity and dynamic range. It has been applied to discover novel miRNAs and other small noncoding RNAs, to examine the di erential expression of all small RNAs in and to characeterize variations with single-base resolution.

Sequencing Service Specification

BGI small RNA Sequencing services are executed with the Illumina HiSeq 4000 and BGISEQ-500 sequencing system.

Sample preparation and services

  • 50 bp Single End sequencing options available
  • Clean data and advanced bioinformatics analysis are available in standard le formats
  • Standard and custom bioinformatics data analysis
  • Available Data storage

Sequencing Quality Standard

  • Q20≥90%
  • Adaptor and null rate<10%
  • Small RNA tag rate<20%
  • Clean reads: no less than quantity the contract needed

Turn Around Time

  • Typical 30 working days after sample receipt for raw data delivery
  • Expedited services are available, contact your local BGI specialist for details

Sample Requirements

We can process your sample of plant, animal, insect, Fungi, prokaryote, plasma, etc. with the following general requirements:

BGI Small RNA sample submission table

Project Workflow and Data Analysis

Project Workflow

We care for your samples from the start through to the result reporting. Highly experienced laboratory professionals follow strict quality procedures to ensure the integrity of your results.

BGI Small RNA seq workflow

Data Analysis

Besides clean data output, BGI o ers a range of standard and customized bioinformatics pipelines for your small RNA sequencing project.
Reports and output data files are delivered in industry standard file formats: .xls, .png.


BGI small RNA seq data analysis

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“BGI offered a good price and the shortest turnaround time… The advanced bioinformatics service helped a lot in the data evaluation… During the process and even after finishing the project, the staff always responded quickly to our questions. The data allowed us to discover several differentially expressed miRNA and also novel miRNAs… BGI provides a world-class service and we will continue our project with their help, sequencing another 20 miRNA libraries”
-Dr. Marcelo Menossi, University of Campinas

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(+1) 617 500 2741 (Americas)
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