Part of the book: Systems and Computational Biology
The most valuable application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology is genome sequencing. Genomes of several aquatic models had been sequenced in the past few years due to their importance in genomics, development biology, toxicology, pathology, and cancer research. NGS technology is greatly advanced in sequencing length and accuracy, which facilitate the sequencing process, but sequence assembly, especially for the species with complicated genomes, is still the biggest challenge for bench-top scientists.
Part of the book: Next Generation Sequencing