Complete Genome Sequencing of Influenza A Viruses Using Next-Generation Sequencing

  • Dong-Hun LeeEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2123)


Recently, chain termination sequencing methods have been replaced by more efficient next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods. For influenza A, NGS allows for deep sequencing to characterize virus populations, efficient complete genome sequencing, and a non-sequence-dependent method to identify viral variants. There are numerous approaches to preparing samples for NGS and subsequent data processing methods that can be applied to influenza A sequencing. This chapter provides a brief overview of the process of NGS for influenza A and some useful bioinformatics tools for developing an NGS workflow for influenza A viruses.

Key words

Next-generation sequencing Influenza virus Genome assembly Bioinformatics 


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© This is a U.S. government work and not under copyright protection in the U.S.; foreign copyright protection may apply. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural ResourcesThe University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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