NEBNext ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 kits are also available for smaller (~150bp) insert libraries for Illumina sequencing (NEB #E7658) and for Oxford Nanopore Technologies® sequencing (NEB #E7660). If only the reagents for cDNA synthesis and targeted cDNA amplification are required, the NEBNext ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Module (NEB #E7626) is available.
A bulk format (2,304 reactions) is also available. Please contact us for more information.
The NEBNext® ARTIC kits were developed in response to the critical need for reliable and accurate methods for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing. These kits, for long and short read sequencing, were based on the original work of the ARTIC Network (1). The ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 sequencing workflow is a multiplexed amplicon-based whole-viral-genome sequencing approach.
NEBNext ARTIC kits include primers and reagents for RT-PCR from SARS-CoV-2 gRNA and downstream library preparation for Illumina® and Oxford Nanopore Technologies® sequencing. The V3 ARTIC primers have been balanced, using methodology developed at NEB based on empirical data from sequencing. In combination with optimized reagents for RT-PCR, the kits deliver improved uniformity of amplicon yields from gRNA across a wide copy number range.
If shorter inserts are preferred, the NEBNext ARTIC SARS-CoV-2 FS Library Prep Kit (Illumina) (NEB #E7658) generates libraries with ~150 bp inserts, compatible with 2 x 75 bp sequencing.
1. (Josh Quick 2020. nCoV-2019 sequencing protocol v2 (GunIt). protocols.io https://dx.doi.org/10.17504/protocols.io.bdp7i5rn).
The following reagents are supplied with this product:
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