Roche 454 Genome Sequencer Junior

Model: 
454 Genome Sequencer Junior
Make: 
Supplier: 

The Roche 454 Genome Sequencer is a next generation sequencing platform. The complete system comes with an instrument, a high performance computer, a software package for data acquisition, processing, assembling, a bead counter and a waste bottle. It is a bench top instrument. The 454 GS Junior combines emulsion polymerase chain reaction with pyrosequencing chemistry. As the DNA chain is elongated by nucleotide incorporation light is emitted. In pyrosequencing there is no need for gels dideoxynucleotide triphosphate and fluorescent dyes. It can generate thousands of reads in a single run, at a much lower cost, higher accuracy, efficiency and sensitivity. In addition, the 454 GS can generate average read lengths of about 400 base pairs of high quality (99%) and up to 600 bases pairs.

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Biological Science, Medical Science, Microbiology
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Building: 
Life Sciences Building
University of Venda
Room FF172, 1st Floor
Thohoyandou
0950

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof Pascal Obong Bessong
Phone: +27 15-962-8301
Email: pascal.bessong@univen.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R14 000
Per Run
External: 
R14 000
Per Run
Private Sector: 
R20 000
Per Run

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: Pascal Obong
Last Name: Bessong
Phone: +27 73-798-5920
Email: pascal.bessong@univen.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R1,509,000
Year of Acquisition: 
2013