Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) RS II Sequencing Technology Technology

The PacBio RS II single molecule real-time (SMRT ® ) sequencing technology resolves thousands of base pairs from single molecules in real time, allowing observation of structural and cell type variation not accessible with other technologies. These unique capabilities of the PacBio RS II system are ideally suited for a variety of applications:

  • de novo assembly of small genomes
  • targeted sequencing of long cDNA molecules
  • detecting base modifications

As more scientists adopt the SMRT ® technology, we expect numerous other applications of sequencing to become feasible for the first time.

More information can be found in the User Guide or by contacting the Client Management Office.

Download a Technical Application Note on de novo assembly using long PacBio reads.