Digestion efficiency differences of restriction enzymes frequently used for genotype-by-sequencing technology

  • Chung, Yong Suk (Department of Crop Science, College of Life Sciences, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Jun, Taehwan (Department of Crop Science, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Changsoo (Department of Crop Science, College of Life Sciences, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.07.26
  • Accepted : 2017.08.22
  • Published : 2017.09.30


With the development of next-generation sequencing (NGS), a cutting-edge technology, genotype-by-sequencing (GBS) became available at a low cost per sample. GBS makes it possible to customize the process of library preparation to obtain high-quality single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the most efficient way. However, a GBS library is hard to construct due to fine-tuning of concentration of each reagent and set-up. The major reason for this is the presence of undigested genomic DNA (gDNA) owing to the efficiency of different restriction enzymes for different species with unknown reasons. Therefore, this proof-concept study is to demonstrate the unpredictable patterns of enzyme digestion from various plants in order to make the reader aware of the caution needed when choosing restriction enzymes for their GBS library preparations. Indeed, no pattern was found for the digestibility of gDNA samples and restriction enzymes in the current study. We suggest that more data should be accumulated on this matter to help researchers who want to apply GBS technologies in a variety of genetic approaches.


Supported by : Rural Development Administration


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