Tagmentation is the initial step in library prep where unfragmented DNA is cleaved and tagged for analysis.
On-bead tagmentation library prep uses bead-linked transposomes for a more uniform tagmentation reaction compared to in-solution tagmentation reactions. Bead-linked transposome chemistry integrates DNA extraction, fragmentation, library preparation, and library normalization steps. This reduces the number of workflow steps, requiring low sample input and reducing both hands-on and turnaround time.
The benefits of bead-linked transposome library prep over in-solution tagmentation include:
On-bead tagmentation can reduce your library preparation time, while delivering consistent insert sizes, uniform coverage, and optimized performance, regardless of the DNA input amount or genome size.Learn More
On-bead tagmentation library prep has a wide DNA input range that provides flexibility for experiments with various sample types, including precious samples. This technology is ideal for applications such as human whole-genome sequencing, cancer genomics research, environmental metagenomics, infectious disease research, agrigenomics, and more with:
Learn how Illumina DNA Prep (formerly Nextera DNA Flex) uses a novel on-bead tagmentation technology to retain the convenience of enzymatic fragmentation while addressing the shortcoming of enzymatic fragmentation.Watch Webinar
|16s rRNA Sequencing, Amplicon Sequencing, De Novo Sequencing, Shotgun Sequencing, Whole-Genome Sequencing||Nextera XT||
|Amplicon Sequencing, De Novo Sequencing, Shotgun Sequencing, Whole-Genome Sequencing||Illumina DNA Prep||
|Human Whole-Genome Sequencing||Illumina DNA PCR-Free||
Nextera uses bead-linked transposome technology. Integrated DNA extraction, automatic fragmentation, library preparation, and library normalization are included in the protocol. It’s ideal for whole-genome sequencing and target enrichment applications.
TruSeq uses adapter ligation, fragmentation, end repair, and has Poly(A) capture efficiency. It requires separate DNA shearing. It captures the coding transcriptome and is ideal for whole transcriptome RNA-Seq, exome enrichment, large-scale whole-genome resequencing, targeted resequencing, de novo sequencing, metagenomics, and methylation studies.
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