April 20, 2022  |  Technical Note

Technical note — Alternative size selection methods for SMRTbell prep kit 3.0

PacBio recommends to use size-selection beads are to remove short DNA fragments and enrich for the long fragments that are most valuable for downstream analysis. Although size-selection beads have many advantages, alternative methods — like gels and DNA precipitation — offer more flexibility in defining a size cutoff. This technical note provides guidance for alternative methods of size selection of WGS libraries prepared with the SMRTbell prep kit 3.0.

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