The ability to identify and understand the functions of the complex microbial populations living in, on, and around us requires comprehensive characterization of each community member. Long reads, high accuracy, and single-molecule resolution make Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing ideal for full-length 16S rRNA sequencing, long-read metagenomic profiling, and shotgun metagenomic assembly.
To bring precision medicine to every patient, cancer researchers need a more comprehensive view of all the somatic variants in genes, transcripts and whole genomes that drive cancer biology. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing delivers the read lengths, uniform coverage, and accuracy needed to access the complete size spectrum of driver mutations — from rare single nucleotide variants to complex structural variants. Full-length transcript sequencing brings clarity to tumor-specific isoform and splice variant expression, enabling the discovery of novel biomarkers for early detection, tumor stratification, treatment response, and drug resistance. With SMRT Sequencing, scientists gain new insight into the most…
SMRT Sequencing Is Smart Business: Scientists are relying on long-read sequencing for generating high-quality reference genomes, more accurate gene and transcript models, and an integrated view of the epigenome for their organisms of interest. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing from PacBio is the most established and trusted long-read sequencing solution available today, delivering the most complete genomic information for microbes, complex plant and animal genomes, and human biomedical research challenges. Sequencing providers are rapidly adding SMRT Sequencing to their portfolios in order to meet their customers’ demand for long reads.
To understand the genetic factors underlying health and disease and to address hidden heritability, scientists require a more comprehensive view of all the variations in the human genome. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing delivers the read lengths, uniform coverage, and accuracy needed for accessing the complete size spectrum of sequence variant types — from single nucleotides to complex structural variants. PacBio’s long single-molecule reads also provide direct variant phasing information across full-length genes and chromosome haplotype blocks. With SMRT Sequencing, scientists gain new insight into the genetic basis of health and disease.
The PacBio Platform includes an extensive software portfolio that employs key advantages of SMRT (Single Molecule, Real-Time) Sequencing technology: extraordinarily long reads, highest consensus accuracy, uniform coverage and simultaneous epigenetic characterization. Core elements of our analytical portfolio include SMRT Analysis software, DevNet and SMRT Compatible products.
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Uncovering a connection between genotype and phenotype requires examination of all the variant types in a genome. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing provides contiguous long reads, high consensus accuracy, and uniform coverage opening up access to a broad range of structural variants (SV) across a wide range of sizes, types, and GC content.
The Iso-Seq method provides full-length cDNA sequences from the 5’ end of transcripts to their poly-A tails - eliminating the need for transcript reconstruction and inference - giving complete, unambiguous information about alternatively spliced exons, transcriptional start sites, and poly-adenylation sites. Confidently characterize the full complement of isoforms within targeted genes, or across an entire transcriptome.
Industrial microbiologists rely on comprehensive genomic information to identify and develop complex biological products. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing delivers a more complete view of individual organisms and microbial communities, fueling research for modern pharmaceutical discovery, environmental remediation, chemical commodity production, and agriculture products.
Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing directly detects DNA modifications by measuring variation in the polymerase kinetics of DNA base incorporation during sequencing. With high throughput, long reads, and the sensitivity to detect epigenetic modification without amplification or chemical conversions, the PacBio Systems offer scalable solutions for assessing DNA modifications in bacterial and eukaryotic genomes.
The Sequel System, powered by Single Molecule, Real Time (SMRT) Technology, delivers long reads, high consensus accuracy, uniform coverage and epigenetic characterization. This newly introduced platform provides higher throughput, more scalability, a reduced footprint and lower sequencing project costs compared to the PacBio RS, the original long-read sequencer.
In order to understand the molecular mechanisms governing the outcomes of disease, health and survival, immunologists have to characterize exceptionally complex genomic regions, like major histocompatibility complex (MHC), killer cell immune receptors (KIR), and the B and T-cell immune repertoire. Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing delivers the long read lengths, uniform coverage and high accuracy necessary to comprehensively and confidently resolve these immune sub-genomic regions. The granularity of data generated by PacBio® reads provides new access to imputation-free characterization of genes and haplotypes for invaluable genomic insights to advance disease association and evolutionary research.
Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing offers affordable characterization of complete microbial genomes and populations. With this technology, scientists have the ability to simultaneously detail base modifications and mobile elements, quantify low-level variants, and achieve strain-level resolution within communities.
Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing delivers long reads with uniform coverage for the most comprehensive de novo genome assemblies generated today. True whole genome sequencing provides complete and accurate views of all types of genomic variation revealing structural variants, mobile elements, haplotypes, low complexity regions, and epigenetic modifications.