Library Construction for High-Throughput Mobile Element Identification and Genotyping

  • Hongseok Ha
  • Nan Wang
  • Jinchuan XingEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1589)


Mobile genetic elements are discrete DNA elements that can move around and copy themselves in a genome. As a ubiquitous component of the genome, mobile elements contribute to both genetic and epigenetic variation. Therefore, it is important to determine the genome-wide distribution of mobile elements. Here we present a targeted high-throughput sequencing protocol called Mobile Element Scanning (ME-Scan) for genome-wide mobile element detection. We will describe oligonucleotides design, sequencing library construction, and computational analysis for the ME-Scan protocol.


Mobile element ME-Scan High-throughput sequencing Population diversity Polymorphism 



The authors declare no competing financial interests. We thank Drs. David Ray and Roy Platt for their valuable comments. This study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (R00HG005846).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeneticsRutgers, the State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Human Genetic Institute of New JerseyRutgers, the State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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