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Table 1 Comparison of different short read sequencing technologies. Comparison of existing short read sequencing technologies in terms of throughput and read length.

From: Crystallizing short-read assemblies around seeds

Company Machine Throughput (per run) Read length (base)
454 GS FLX 100 M bases/7 hours 100 or more
Helicos HeliScope 2 G bases/day around 25
Applied Biosystems SOLiD 4 G bases 25 – 30
Solexa Illumina Genome Analyzer 2 G bases/2 days 25 – 30