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Jun 3, 2008

Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyzer


This instrument is a fluorescence-based genetic analysis system. It is fully automated from polymer loading and replacement, to DNA separation, detection, and data analysis enabling 24-hour unattended operation.


  • Autoloading of samples performed from two microtiter plates; either 96- or 384-well format
  • Arrays with sixteen capillaries in four different lengths: 22, 36, 50, and 80 cm.
  • Automated delivery system for POP-4™, POP-6™, or POP-7™ polymers
  • Argon laser with primary excitations at 488 and 515 nm * Detection of up to 5 dyes for sequencing and fragment analysis
  • CCD detection technology and spectrograph for color separation
  • Simultaneous dual-side illumination detection system to maximize signal uniformity and sensitivity
  • Software for DNA sequencing/base calling (Sequencing Analysis v5.2) and for fragment analysis of microsatellites, SNP, AFLP and LOH (GeneMapper® v4.0) as well as comparative sequencing, mutation detection, and detection of heterozygote insertions and deletions (SeqScape® v2.5)


RI Genomics and Sequencing Center at gsc@etal.uri.edu or (401) 874-5919

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