Abstract / Description of output
with fewer than 200 genome sequences available in public repositories. Here we present an efficient, low-cost method of sequencing ASFV at scale. The method uses tiled PCR amplification of the virus to achieve greater coverage, multiplexability and accuracy on a portable sequencer than achievable using shotgun sequencing. We also present Lilo, a pipeline for assembling tiled amplicon data from viral or microbial genomes without relying on polishing against a reference, allowing for structural variation and hypervariable region
assembly other methods fail on. The resulting ASFV genomes are near complete, lacking only parts of the highly repetitive 3’- and 5’telomeric regions, and have a high level of accuracy. Our results will allow sequencing of ASFV at optimal efficiency and high throughput to monitor and act on the spread of the virus.
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 3 Dec 2021|
|Publisher||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press|