Cross-platform compatibility of Hi-Plex, a streamlined approach for targeted massively parallel sequencing

Anal Biochem. 2013 Nov 15;442(2):127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2013.07.046. Epub 2013 Aug 8.


Although per-base sequencing costs have decreased during recent years, library preparation for targeted massively parallel sequencing remains constrained by high reagent cost, limited design flexibility, and protocol complexity. To address these limitations, we previously developed Hi-Plex, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) massively parallel sequencing strategy for screening panels of genomic target regions. Here, we demonstrate that Hi-Plex applied with hybrid adapters can generate a library suitable for sequencing with both the Ion Torrent and the TruSeq chemistries and that adjusting primer concentrations improves coverage uniformity. These results expand Hi-Plex capabilities as an accurate, affordable, flexible, and rapid approach for various genetic screening applications.

Keywords: Disease gene screening; High-Plex PCR; Massively parallel sequencing; Molecular diagnostics; Targeted sequencing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Gene Library
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / economics
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / economics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Time Factors