shotgun sequence
 v. phr.— «In 2004, Banfield collaborated with the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute to shotgun sequence a drop of the slime. This type of sequencing involves homogenizing the organisms in the sample, isolating the combined DNA and breaking it into lots of random strands. Each strand is then sequenced, and a powerful computer is used to find overlaps so that the pieces can be properly reordered.» —“Shotgun sequencing finds nanoorganisms” (Gurgaon, India) Dec. 21, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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