Comparison of WGA techniques for human single cell exome sequencing

22nd September

Comparison of WGA techniques for human single cell exome sequencing

Whole genome amplification (WGA) is currently a prerequisite for single cell whole genome or exome sequencing. Depending on the method used the rate of artifact formation, allelic dropout and sequence coverage over the genome may differ significantly.

TATAA Biocenter is a proud distributor of the MALBAC kits and are pleased too see that MALBAC had the highest fidelity for both exome coverage and variant calling!

“The largest difference between the evaluated protocols was observed when analyzing the target coverage and read depth distribution. These differences also had impact on the downstream variant calling. Conclusively, the products from the AMPLI1 and MALBAC kits were shown to be most similar to the bulk samples and are therefore recommended for WGA of single cells.”


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Comparison of whole genome amplification techniques for human single cell exome sequencing
Erik Borgström, Marta Paterlini, Jeff E. Mold, Jonas Frisen, Joakim Lundeberg 
Published: February 16, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171566