CORALL generates transcriptome-wide smooth, uniform read coverage, comparable to that of competitor kits (Fig. 1).
Figure 1 | Accumulated transcript body coverage (whole transcriptome). Coverage across all transcripts was generated using the geneBody_coverage.py tool provided by RSeQC (transcripts length normalized to 100 %).
CORALL delivers excellent gene discovery rates matching conventional competitor kits (Fig. 2A). 95% of genes are commonly detected between CORALL and each of the two competitors (at >10 counts per million (CPM), Fig. 2B). This high level of library complexity ensures faithful representation of the transcriptome, enabling sensitive expression profiling.
Figure 2 | Gene detection. A) Gene discovery rates. The number of detected genes is plotted against the total number of reads mapping uniquely to exons (calculated with featureCounts). B) Overlap of detected genes. The Venn diagram illustrates overlaps between CORALL and competitor kits for genes detected with normalized expression levels >10 CPM (for uniquely mapping reads).
Superior End-to-End Coverage
CORALL’s comprehensive coverage delivers improved transcript start and end site representation. Read coverage was analyzed using the ERCC spike-in controls, which feature precise, known transcription start and end sites (TSS and TES, respectively). CORALL reads map more accurately to the exact ERCC TSS (Fig. 3A) than competitor libraries, which fail to cover the true start sites. Additionally, CORALL provides elevated coverage at TES (Fig. 3B).
CORALL libraries can be prepared from poly(A)-enriched or rRNA-depleted RNA (100 – 200 ng of total RNA yields approximately 1 – 2 ng of rRNA-depleted RNA). CORALL is available as a stand-alone kit with single indexing or UDIs (Cat. No. 095, or 117 – 119 and 132 – 134) or in a bundle with RiboCop rRNA Depletion Kits (Cat. No. 146, 147). For mRNA analysis we recommend to use the Poly(A) RNA Selection Kit (Cat. No. 039) upstream of CORALL. Total RNA without prior depletion or enrichment (100 pg to 100 ng) can also be used as input.
Unique Molecular Identifiers (UMIs) seamlessly included
UMIs are seamlessly introduced into CORALL libraries as an inherent part of the protocol. As a result Read 1 contains the UMI information making it directly accessible in the cost-efficient single-read mode.
A Data Analysis Pipeline is now available on the BlueBee® Genomics Platform. The provided pipeline enables kit users to perform read quality control, mapping, Unique Molecular Identifier (UMI) deduplication, and transcript quantification. For using your activation code register an account with BlueBee (https://lexogen.bluebee.com/portal) and upload your data (fastq.gz files).
NOTE! BlueBee Data Analysis is available for a range of species, please refer to FAQ 7. Reference genomes for new species can be added upon request. Please note this will incur a fee. See CORALL Data Analysis, for further details.
CORALL libraries can be multiplexed using up to 96 i7 indices (included in the single indexing kit, Cat. No. 095, 146). Additional i5 indices can also be introduced using the Lexogen i5 6 nt Dual Indexing Add-on Kits (Cat. No. 047). Used together, Lexogen’s 96 i7 and 96 i5 6 nt indices enable up to 9,216 different index combinations for sequencing.
NEW! CORALL Total RNA-Seq library prep is now also available with up to 384 pre-mixed Unique Dual Indices (Cat. No. 117-119, 132-134). UDIs are also included in CORALL mRNA-Seq Kits (Cat. No. 158-163). Lexogen’s new 12 nt UDIs feature superior error correction for maximal sequencing data output and are also available as stand-alone Add-on Kits (Cat. No. 107 – 111) for use with other library preps. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Fast and Easy All-in-One Protocol
The streamlined RNA fragmentation-free protocol generates ready-to-sequence libraries in 4.5 hours.
“We have successfully used the CORALL kit in our latest project to generate high quality sequencing libraries from low input material. With its fast and clear protocol we were able to generate the libraries in less than one day. We will surely use the CORALL kit again and recommend it for whole transcriptome analysis.”
“We used the new CORALL kit for performing transcriptome-analysis of CRISPR-modified cells in order to understand the consequences of deregulated epigenetic modifiers. In our hands the kit performance was highly satisfying in terms of data-quality and reproducibility across biological replicates. It furthermore convinced us with the ease of use, clarity of instructions, details in the manual, and handling of reagents.”
or rRNA depleted RNA as input.
of Displacement Stop Primers (DSP) with partial Illumina-compatible
P7 sequences, to the RNA template. No prior RNA fragmentation is
necessary, as the insert size is determined by the distance between
hybridized DSPs. Reverse transcription extends each DSP to the next,
where transcription is effectively stopped. This stop prevents spurious
second strand synthesis, maintaining excellent strand specificity.
cDNA fragments then introduces partial Illumina-compatible P5
sequences and Unique Molecular Identifiers (UMIs).
double-stranded cDNA is amplified. In doing so, i7 and (optional)
i5 indices as well as complete adapter sequences required for
cluster generation on Illumina instruments are added.
during sequencing and can therefore be assessed even in Single-Read
mode. All purification steps are based on magnetic beads, rendering
the protocol highly suitable for automation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please find a list of the most frequently asked questions below. If you cannot find the answer to your question here or want to know more about our products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORALL Total RNA-Seq Library Prep Kit for Illumina
User Guide for Lexogen 12 nt Unique Dual Indexing Add-on Kit – update 23.02.2021
User Guide – CORALL RNA-Seq Integrated Data Analysis Pipelines on BlueBee® Genomics Platform – update 20.01.2021
Product Flyer – update 20.09.2019
PCR Add-on Kit for Illumina Instruction Manual – update 04.11.2020
i5 Dual Indexing Add-on Kits (5001-5096) Instruction Manual – update 12.03.2019
Material Safety Datasheets
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