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shotgun sequencing

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  • n. A DNA sequencing technique in which a large number of small fragments of a long DNA strand are generated at random, sequenced, and reassembled to form a sequence of the original strand.

Etymologies

Formed through analogy with the effect of a shotgun blast, which contains many small pellets. (Wiktionary)

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