Closing the gap: Oxford Nanopore Technologies R10 sequencing allows comparable results to Illumina sequencing for SNP-based outbreak investigation of bacterial pathogens.

Last updated on 25-3-2024 by Bert Bogaerts

Peer reviewed scientific article





Whole-genome sequencing has become the method of choice for bacterial outbreak investigation, with most clinical and public health laboratories currently routinely using short-read Illumina sequencing. Recently, long-read Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) sequencing has gained prominence and may offer advantages over short-read sequencing, particularly with the recent introduction of the R10 chemistry, which promises much lower error rates than the R9 chemistry. However, limited information is available on its performance for bacterial single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based outbreak in…

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