Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing


DNA methylation silences gene expression in an epigenetic fashion by blocking transcription factor access to promoter and enhancer regions. In eukaryotes, the nucleotide cytosine is commonly methylated to form 5-methylcytosine (5mC), especially when accompanied by guanine (CpG). DNA methylation occurs in both animals and plants, playing significant roles in embryonic development, tissue regeneration, and pathogenesis.

Whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) is a robust method for global 5-methylcytosine (5mC) detection. GENEWIZ offers comprehensive wet and dry lab solutions to uncover the methylome.


Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing

1. Bisulfite Treatment

Submit cells, tissue, or gDNA (untreated or bisulfite-treated)

2. Library Preparation

Add adapters to ssDNA fragments (denatured by bisulfite treatment)

3. Sequencing

Sequence 2x150 bp on Illumina® platform

4. Data Analysis

Identify 5mC sites, calculate methylation ratios, and perform differential methylation analysis

Features & Benefits

Complete sequencing solutions from extraction and bisulfite treatment to data analysis​

Superior data quality: Guarantee of ≥80% bases with ≥Q30 (>90% on average)​​

Dedicated Ph.D.-level support at every step including post-delivery ​

Industry-leading turnaround time as fast as 2 weeks​
More reasons to choose GENEWIZ

Bisulfite Sequencing Overview

Sodium bisulfite treatment transforms unmethylated cytosine to uracil, which is converted to thymine upon sequencing. Sequence comparisons between treated and untreated samples create a snapshot of 5mC methylation patterns across the genome.

How To Order

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