Next Generation Sequencing: Current Technologies and Applications

Author:

Jianping Xu

Publisher:

Caister Academic Press

Rs7960 Rs22742 65% OFF

Availability: Available

Shipping-Time: Usually Ships 1-3 Days

    

Rating and Reviews

0.0 / 5

5
0%
0

4
0%
0

3
0%
0

2
0%
0

1
0%
0
Publisher

Caister Academic Press

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

9781908230331

ISBN-10 1908230339
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 164 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 486
High-throughput, next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are capable of producing a huge amount of sequence data in a relatively short time and have revolutionized genome research in recent years. The powerful and flexible nature of NGS has made it an indispensable tool for a broad spectrum of biological sciences, and NGS technologies have transformed scientific research in many fields. Written by experts from around the world, this book explores the most recent advances in NGS instrumentation and data analysis. The book begins with a comprehensive description of current NGS platforms, their sequencing chemistries, instrument specifications, and general workflows and procedures. A separate chapter is dedicated to low-quantity, single molecule sequencing technology. Further chapters explore the application of NGS technologies in various fields, including polymorphism detection, sRNA research, rare variant detection, large variant detection, exome sequencing, plant development studies, microbial metagenomics, and studies on the human microbiome. Practical and cutting-edge, this volume will assist all scientists who wish to apply these innovative research tools.

Jianping Xu

Jianping Xu received a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Jiangxi Agricultural University a Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology from Nanjing Agricultural University and a Ph.D degree in Population Genetics and Evolution from University of Toronto in Canada (1997). Following 3.5 years of Postdoctoral training at Duke University in North Carolina, USA, he moved to the Department of Biology at McMaster University in Canada to become an independent investigator. He is currently an associate professor and his research focuses on understanding how microbes evolve. He has (co-) authored over 40 peer-research papers, 7 book chapters, and is editing a book titled Evolutionary Genetics of Fungi. He is the recipient of an Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2002-2007) and the Young Investigator’s Award of the Genetics Society of Canada (2005). His non-scientific interests include running, soccer, swimming and gardening.
No Review Found
More from Author