Hi Everyone I am working on Sra files. I need to convert them into Fastq files. When i used fastq-dump on my SRR786.sra file , it gave me three files namely SRR7861.fastq, SRR7862.fastq and SRR786.fastq. I read the documentation for SRA and in that it is written that if we use fastq-dump --split-3 SRR786.sra, then we get 3 files as i got above. Additionally SRR786.fastq file is much smaller in size than other 2 files namely SRR7861.fastq and SRR7862.fastq.
I would be really kind if you guys explain me why 3 files were generated when i did not gave the split option and also what does this small fastq file generatations means