Introduction to Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing
Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing（WGS） is an instrumental technique that is commonly employed to sequence the entire genomes of animals and plants, respectively, and aims at identifying genomic variations such as SNP, InDel, CNV, and SV. Whole Genome Sequencing is an ideal approach to determine the entirety of genetic information at a single nucleotide level.
Novogene offers Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing services with ultra-fast turnaround time, high-quality sequencing data, and reliable results. Animal and Plant Whole genome sequencing has found its applications in several fields including population genetics research, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and agricultural breeding programs.
Applications of Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing
- Reveals the molecular mechanism referring to breeding and speciation
- Provides resources for accelerating genetic development
- Investigates the origin and evolution of species
- Identifies common genetic variations among populations
Benefits of Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing
- Strict SOP is followed to ensure express project delivery.
- Unsurpassed data quality with Q30≥85%.
- Customized and advanced solutions are available for population and Genome-wide association study.
- Extensive experience with a wide range of plants and animals such as pigs, mice, tigers and bees.
Animal and Plant WGS Specifications:
DNA Sample Requirements
|Platform Type||Sample Type||Amount (Qubit®)||Purity|
|Genomic DNA||≥ 200 ng||A260/280=1.8-2.0;
(PCR free non-350bp)
|≥ 5 μg|
(PCR free -350bp)
|≥ 1.2 μg|
|PacBio Sequel II
DNA CLR library
|HMW Genomic DNA||≥ 8 μg||A260/280=1.8-2.0;
Fragments should be ≥ 40 kb
|PacBio sequel II
DNA HiFi library
|HMW Genomic DNA||≥ 15 μg||A260/280=1.8-2.0;
Fragments should be ≥ 30 kb
|Nanopore PromethION||HMW Genomic DNA||≥ 8 μg||A260/280=1.8-2.0;
Fragments should be ≥ 30 kb
*NC/QC: NanoDrop concetration/Qubit concentration
Animal and Plant WGS Specifications: Sequencing and Analysis
|Platform Type||Illumina NovaSeq 6000||PacBio Sequel II/IIe||Nanopore PromethION|
|Read Length||Paired-end 150 bp||Average > 15 kb||Average > 17 kb|
|For SNP/InDel detection: ≥ 10×||For SV detection: ≥ 20×|
|For SV/CNV detection: ≥ 20×|
Novogene Workflow of Animal and Plant Genome Sequencing Service
From sample and library preparation, short and long-read sequencing, and data quality control, to bioinformatics analysis, Novogene provides high-quality products and professional services. Each step is performed in agreement with a high scientific standard and meticulous design to ensure high-quality research results.
Featured Publications of Animal and Plant Whole Genome Sequencing
Resequencing of 1,143 indica rice accessions reveals important genetic variations and different heterosis patterns
Journal: Nature CommunicationsDate: 22 September, 2020IF: 12.121DOI:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18608-0
Genomic analyses of diverse wild and cultivated accessions provide insights into the evolutionary history of jujube
Journal:Plant Biotechnology JournalIssue date: 18 September, 2020IF: 8.154DOI: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.13480
Resequencing of 145 Landmark Cultivars Reveals Asymmetric Sub-genome Selection and Strong Founder Genotype Effects on Wheat Breeding in China
Journal: Molecular Plant date: 5 September, 2020IF:12.084DOI:
Resequencing core collection of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) identifies genomic variation and loci influencing quality and yield of fiber
Journal:Nature GeneticsIssue date: 2018IF: 27.959DOI: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-018-0119-7
Genome re-sequencing reveals the evolutionary history of peach fruit edibility
Journal: Nature CommunicationsIssue date: 2018IF:12.353DOI:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07744-3
Sequencing Quality Distribution
Sequencing quality distribution is examined over the entire length of all sequences, to detect regions where incorrect bases are incorporated at abnormally high levels. The detailed sequencing quality distribution is as follows.
Distribution of sequencing quality
Note： The x-axis shows the base position within a sequencing read, and the y-axis shows the average phred score of all reads at each position.
(Pair-end sequencing data are plotted together, with the first PE150 bp representing read 1 and the following PE150 bp for read 2.)
Sequencing Error Rate
The sequencing error rate is the major confounding factor of precise detection of low-frequency variations by deep sequencing. It determines the quality of the sequencing data. The sequencing error rate is highly associated with the sequencing cycle, escalating towards the end of each read because of the consumption of chemical reagents, which is a common feature of the Illumina high throughput sequencing platform.
Distribution of sequencing error rate
Note: The x-axis shows the base position along each sequencing read and the y-axis shows the base error rate.
(Pair-end sequencing data are plotted together, with the first PE150 bp representing read 1 and the following PE150 bp describes read 2.)
Filtering reads containing adapter or with low quality
The sequencingraw reads often contain low-quality reads or reads with adaptors, which influences the quality of the downstream analysis. To avoid this, it is necessary to filter out the raw reads and obtain clean reads. Raw reads filtering should be done under the following conditions:
(1) Remove the paired reads when either read contains adapter contamination;
(2) Remove the paired reads when uncertain nucleotides (N) constitute more than 10 percent of either read;
(3) Remove the paired reads when low quality nucleotides (base quality less than 5, Q ≤ 5) constitute more than 50 percent of either read.
Classification of the sequenced reads
(1) Adapter related: (reads containing adapter) / (total raw reads).
(2) Containing N: (reads with more than 10% N) / (total raw reads).
(3) Low quality: (reads of low quality) / (total raw reads).
(4) Clean reads: (clean reads) / (total raw reads).
Alignment with reference genome
Mapping Statistics with Reference Genome
The mean depth of each chromosome.
Note: The x-axis shows the chromosome and the y-axis shows the mean depth
SNP Detection & Annotation
ANNOVAR is a software that efficiently annotates genetic variants spotted from the genome utilizing contemporary information. Provided an index of variants with reference nucleotide, start position, end position, observed nucleotides, and chromosome, ANNOVAR can perform gene-based annotation, region-based annotation, filter-based annotation as well as other functionalities.
Note: The figure demonstrates the distribution of (A) The number of SNPs in different regions of the genome (left) and (B) the number of SNPs of different types in the coding region (right)
SNP Quality Distribution
To assess the credibility of detected SNPs, we checked the distribution of support reads number, SNP quality, as well as the distance between adjacent SNPs. The results as follows.
Cumulative distribution of SNP quality
Note: These figures demonstrate the quality distribution of SNPs, distribution of SNP support reads number, distribution of distances between adjacent SNPs, and the cumulative distribution of SNP quality.
SNP Mutation Frequency
Take the T:A>C:G mutations as an example, this category includes mutations from T to C and A to G. When T>C mutation appears on either of the double-strand, the A>G mutation will be found in the same position of the other chain. Therefore the T>C and A>G mutations are classified into one category. Accordingly, the whole-genome SNP mutations could be classified into six categories.
Frequency of SNP mutations
Note:The x-axis represents the number of the SNPs, and y-axis indicates the mutation types.
CNV Detection & Annotation
Copy-number variation (CNV) is a type of structural variation that happens when a DNA fragment is present in variable copy number in comparison to a reference genome. It pinpoints the deletions and duplications in the genome. Based on the reads depth of the reference genome, CNVnator can be used to detect CNVs of potential deletions and duplications with the following parameter ‘-call 100’. The detected CNVs are then further annotated by ANNOVAR.
Ann Variation type statistics distribution of CNVs
Note:The x-axis represents samples, and the y-axis indicates the proportion of each type of CNVs.
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