Small-Scale Illumina Library Preparation Using the Illumina Nextera XT DNA Library Preparation Kit.
- 28 April 2023
- journal article
Here, we describe a protocol for a scaled-down version of a genomic DNA (gDNA)-fragmentation and tagmentation reaction using the Illumina Nextera XT DNA Library Preparation Kit. Using Staphylococcus aureus as an example, which has a genome size of ∼3 Mb, we show how 24 different samples can be pooled for a typical paired-end Illumina high-throughput sequencing run using the MiSeq Reagent V2 300-cycle kit, with which it is possible to sequence 5.1 Gb of DNA. As part of the protocol, a DNA size-selection method using a standard DNA agarose gel-extraction procedure and a final sample quality-control step using a Bioanalyzer are described.