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    Plant and Animal Whole Genome Sequencing

    For over 15 years our world class yet highly affordable plant and animal whole genome sequencing services have been relied upon by researchers across the world. Contact us today with any questions or for a no obligation quote.

    Plant and Animal Whole Genome Sequencing Introduction

    BGI’s plant and animal whole genome sequencing, also referred to as whole genome re-sequencing (WGRS) involves sequencing the entire genome of a plant or animal, and comparing the sequence to that of a known reference genome. Re-sequencing of the plant and animal genome will identify genetic variations such as SNPs and InDels, and is often applied for the identification of functional genes and markers of important traits to facilitate molecular breeding and to improve agricultural production and conservation.

    WGS provides a more comprehensive, accurate and efficient tool for plant and animal genomics projects that traditionally have used legacy technology such as genotyping arrays or genotyping-by-sequencing. The WGS approach outperforms these methods by providing an order of magnitude more data, greater statistical power, and enhanced variant discovery capabilities, easier analysis – all at a lower cost. 

    Our end-to-end workflow can support you with a broad range of species. We also evaluate and accept custom projects on a case-by-case basis. We can perform deep sequencing for a select number of individuals and build a well assembled reference genome for imputations.

    Whole Genome Re-sequencing Service Overview

    • Sample Requirements

      Regular Samples: 
      - Intact genomic DNA: 1μg
      - Concentration:12.5ng/ μl
      - Volume: 15 μl
      Low Input Samples: 
      - Intact genomic DNA: ≥ 200ng
      - Concentration: ≥ 2.5 ng/ μl

      Full sample guidance is provided within the BGI Customer Account Portal.

    • Sequencing Standards

      • PCR and PCR-Free library methods both available 
      • 100bp and 150bp paired-end sequencing available
      • Guaranteed ≥85% of bases with a quality score of Q30
      • Standard sequencing coverage 5 - 10X for population studies 
      • Standard sequencing coverage 10 - 30X for individual study 

    • Key Service Details

      • Typical 30-40 working days from sample QC acceptance to filtered raw data availability, depending on sequencing system.
      • Expedited services are available, contact us for more detail.
      • Reports and output data files are delivered in industry standard file formats: BAM, .xls, .png and FASTQ data.


    Unique DNBSEQ™ Sequencing Technology

    BGI's Plant and Animal Whole Genome Sequencing services are typically executed with proprietary DNBSEQ™ sequencing technology platforms, for great sequencing data at some of the lowest costs in the industry. DNBSEQ™ is a proprietary sequencing technology, first developed by BGI's Complete Genomics subsidiary in Silicon Valley and offers advantages in terms of lower amplification error rates and much lower duplication rates in WGS/WES applications. In addition, studies have shown the index hopping rate in DNBSEQ™ platforms to be much lower when compared to that of other platforms.

    Contact us with any general enquiries or questions for our sequencing experts, we are here to help.

    Access Further Sequencing Resources

    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. Access more sequencing resources below or sign up for a BGI Customer Account for full access to our range of educational resources and sample guides.

    Register for a BGI Account

    Opening a BGI Customer Account enables you to request a quote and order services from us. It also provides access to our range of educational resources including educational webinars providing practical sequencing tips and our complete sample preparation guides.

    Don’t hesitate to contact us to request a quote or to talk more about your requirements and how we can support your needs.