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Shotgun Sequencing

Shotgun sequencing is a laboratory technique for determining the DNA sequence of an organism's genome. The method involves breaking the genome into a collection of small DNA fragments that are sequenced individually. A computer program looks for overlaps in the DNA sequences and uses them to place the individual fragments in their correct order to reconstitute the genome.

Date:June 12, 2010
Credit:Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Dimensions:1872 x 1140
File Size:270 Kb
Rights:PublicExcept where otherwise noted, this image is in the public domain and may be used, linked or reproduced without permission. If you use an image, please credit the source listed above with a link back to www.genome.gov where possible. Thank you!



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