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  • FAQ: What are the differences between expression library preparation vs. sample preparation suitable for the Illumina platform?

    The size of the fragments generated by users to create inserts differs between expression library preparation and sample preparation suitable for the Illumina platform. Inserts of expression libraries tend to be larger (~1 to 4 kb) to accomodate gene-sized pieces. Sample preparation for the Illumina platform favors smaller (150-400 bp) fragments.