|Technical specifications of Next Generation Sequencing platforms utilised in this study|
|Platform||Illumina MiSeq||Ion Torrent PGM||PacBio RS||Illumina GAIIx||Illumina HiSeq 2000|
|Instrument Cost*||$128 K||$80 K**||$695 K||$256 K||$654 K|
|Sequence yield per run||1.5-2Gb||20-50 Mb on 314 chip, 100-200 Mb on 316 chip, 1Gb on 318 chip||100 Mb||30Gb||600Gb|
|Sequencing cost per Gb*||$502||$1000 (318 chip)||$2000||$148||$41|
|Run Time||27 hours***||2 hours||2 hours||10 days||11 days|
|Reported Accuracy||Mostly > Q30||Mostly Q20||<Q10||Mostly > Q30||Mostly > Q30|
|Observed Raw Error Rate||0.80 %||1.71 %||12.86 %||0.76 %||0.26 %|
|Read length||up to 150 bases||~200 bases||Average 1500 bases**** (C1 chemistry)||up to 150 bases||up to 150 bases|
|Insert size||up to 700 bases||up to 250 bases||up to 10 kb||up to 700 bases||up to 700 bases|
|Typical DNA requirements||50-1000 ng||100-1000 ng||~1 μg||50-1000 ng||50-1000 ng|
* All cost calculations are based on list price quotations obtained from the manufacturer and assume expected sequence yield stated.
** System price including PGM, server, OneTouch and OneTouch ES.
*** Includes two hours of cluster generation.
**** Mean mapped read length includes adapter and reverse strand sequences. Subread lengths, i.e. the individual stretches of sequence originating from the sequenced fragment, are significantly shorter.
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