Here are a few items that are on my mind:

1. I am waiting to see when the latest Rapid Sequencing Kit for the MinION is released (SQK-RAD002). This will be a transposase-based kit using the R9.4 chemistry. This should be a rapid prep with higher output (yield) compared to the previous rapid kit (SQK-RAD001). This, combined with the latest flowcells will likely be the best bet for performing field-based library prep and sequencing

2. Norman has been making progress on an easy high-molecular-weight gDNA extraction protocol that should work well with plant material. We are adapting Mayjonade et al 2016 (BioTechniques). Initial trials on a variety of plant material look promising.

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