Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fragmentation of surface adsorbed and aligned DNA molecules using soft lithography for next-generation sequencing

In this study, the enzymatic in situ cutting of linearized DNA molecules at approximately 11 kbp intervals is demonstrated using a soft lithography technique. The ultimate goal is to provide a general ordered cutting method to greatly simplify the assembly process. DNA was stretched onto PMMA (Poly methyl methacrylate) coated silicon by withdrawing the substrate from a DNA solution (a process termed “combing”). The stretched lambda DNA could be linearly cut with a soft lithography stamp used to selectively apply DNase I. After cutting the DNA on the substrate, the DNA fragments are removed from the surface by incubating PMMA…

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