Construction of a DNA library on microbeads using whole genome amplification

Takaaki Kojima, Bo Zhu, Hideo Nakano

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A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in water droplets with water-in-oil emulsion (emulsion PCR) facilitates parallel amplification of a single-molecule template. The amplified DNA can be immobilized onto microbeads bound to primer DNA. The product, termed a “bead library”, has various applications such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the directed evolution of various functional biomolecules. Here, we describe a method for genomic library construction on microbeads using emulsion PCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Sep 19 2015

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015.


  • Emulsion PCR
  • Genomic library
  • Magnetic beads
  • Microdroplets


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