Nanopore sequencing of single-cell transcriptomes with scCOLOR-seq

Philpott M, Watson J, Thakurta A, Brown T, Brown T, Oppermann U, Cribbs AP. Nature Biotechnology 39 (12), 1517-1520, 2021.


Here we describe single-cell corrected long-read sequencing (scCOLOR-seq), which enables error correction of barcode and unique molecular identifier oligonucleotide sequences and permits standalone cDNA nanopore sequencing of single cells. Barcodes and unique molecular identifiers are synthesized using dimeric nucleotide building blocks that allow error detection. We illustrate the use of the method for evaluating barcode assignment accuracy, differential isoform usage in myeloma cell lines, and fusion transcript detection in a sarcoma cell line.