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PCR Amplification Strategies Towards Full-length HIV-1 Genome Sequencing

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Chao Chun Liu and Hezhao Ji*   Pages 98 - 105 ( 8 )

Abstract:


The advent of next-generation sequencing has enabled greater resolution of viral diversity and improved feasibility of full viral genome sequencing allowing routine HIV-1 full genome sequencing in both research and diagnostic settings. Regardless of the sequencing platform selected, successful PCR amplification of the HIV-1 genome is essential for sequencing template preparation. As such, full HIV-1 genome amplification is a crucial step in dictating the successful and reliable sequencing downstream. Here we reviewed existing PCR protocols leading to HIV-1 full genome sequencing. In addition to the discussion on basic considerations on relevant PCR design, the advantages as well as the pitfalls of the published protocols were reviewed.

Keywords:

HIV-1, Full genome, PCR, Methods, Sequencing, Next generation sequencing.

Affiliation:

National Microbiology Laboratory at JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Center, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, National Microbiology Laboratory at JC Wilt Infectious Diseases Research Center, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg

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