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Name: Whole-Genome Sequencing
ID: m44555
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Describe three types of sequencing
  • Define whole-genome sequencing
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: biotechnology, chain termination method, contig, deoxynucleotide, dideoxynucleotide, DNA microarray, genome annotation, genomics, model organism, next-generation sequencing, shotgun sequencing, whole-genome sequencing
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 2:03 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Jun 26, 2013 12:51 pm -0500


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Version: 1.7 Jun 26, 2013 12:51 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
Wiley errata

Version: 1.6 Apr 29, 2013 2:48 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
Wiley revisions

Version: 1.5 Apr 11, 2013 1:32 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
replaced "multiple choice" with "review questions"

Version: 1.4 Mar 14, 2013 11:46 am -0500 by Cnx Biology
fixed summary

Version: 1.3 Mar 1, 2013 11:54 am -0600 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.2 Jan 29, 2013 4:47 pm -0600 by Cnx Biology
Migration spreadsheet changes

Version: 1.1 Aug 29, 2012 9:11 am -0500 by Cnx Biology
Created module

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