Nanopore sequencing technology is particularly useful for:
New applications are in constant and rapid development, i.e. direct RNA sequencing, DNA modification analysis, targeted sequencing.
Oxford Nanopore technology provides real-time, direct sequencing of DNA and RNA. Read lengths are determined by preparation; the longest single read using nanopore sequencing is now approaching 1 Mb. This has particular benefits when assembling large, complex genomes, resolving structural variation or wishing to explore large metagenomic communities.