Before you go: A packing list for portable DNA sequencing of microbiomes and metagenomes

Arwyn Edwards*, André Soares, Aliyah Debbonaire, Sara Maria Edwards Rassner

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Abstract

This article is being drafted as we pack our genomics kit for our first polar fieldwork since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Nanopore sequencing has certainly proven itself as a disruptive technology during the pandemic, tracking the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. [1]). However, for microbiologists using nanopore sequencing for its portability, the pandemic has often disrupted their field plans. In this article, we share some reflections from exploits during the pre-pandemic era of portable sequencing. Hopefully these considerations are helpful for others seeking to take DNA sequencing where genomics has never ventured before.
Original languageEnglish
Article number001220
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobiology (United Kingdom)
Volume168
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • fieldwork
  • metagenomics
  • microbiome
  • nanopore
  • portable sequencing

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