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Old 06-09-2015, 03:11 AM   #3
Jafar Jabbari
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Originally Posted by neokao View Post
My lab has been working on bacterial 16S-based microbiome analysis in mouse gut and fecal samples. Recently I've been thinking to move on to Illumina shotgun metagenomic sequencing if we could afford. So I'd like to collect some information to see if it is affordable to my lab.

Assuming there are 20 dominant bacterial species to be assembled,
we will need 20 * 100x (depth for de novo assembling) * 4Mb (estimated size of bacterial genome) = ~8Gb per mouse sample ?

Is the above estimate OK?
I guess one should also allow some reads for DNA from mouse and also gut contents.
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