This Case Study demonstrates the power of combining 2 single molecule technologies to produce Gold-quality genomes. Those allow the discovery of substantial amount of structural variation unique to individuals and populations otherwise not accessed by other short-read technologies.
This Case Study highlights Scientists at the USDA and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory who know that better breeding of maize to feed a growing population will depend on an accurate reference assembly. They tackled the previously intractable crop with a combination of PacBio® Sequencing and BioNano Genomics®genome maps, leading to the first-ever high-quality reference assembly.
Scientists at Rutgers University, Washington University, and Ibis Biosciences successfully deployed Next-Generation Mapping (NGM) technology from Bionano Genomics to help produce the first complete assembly for a fast-growing aquatic plant with biofuel potential. What emerged is a clear view into a genome undergoing drastic reduction and a tool to elucidate chromosome-scale dynamics.