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Genome Sequencing

  1. Ian Dunham

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005378



How to Cite

Dunham, I. 2005. Genome Sequencing. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Genome sequencing determines the order of the DNA bases in an organism. The method of choice for genome sequencing is based on chain termination sequencing and the random shotgun strategy.


  • DNA sequencing;
  • shotgun;
  • dideoxy chain termination sequencing;
  • human genome sequence;
  • whole genome assembly