Question: Cutadapt list of adapter
gravatar for pingEde
4.5 years ago by
European Union
pingEde30 wrote:


I am using Cutadapt, but I have a problem: It doesn't find adapter, but with a banal research with function "find" in the file I find adapters, so I am sure that they are in my file.

Probabily the problem is in the parameters that I wrote. In particular I have a list of adapterand I have to trim at 5'. I wrote this:

cutadapt -g adapter.fasta -o output.fastq myfile.fastq

What is the problem? Please could you help me?

Thank you in advance.


cutadapt trim list of adapter • 1.7k views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.5 years ago by Pierre Lindenbaum127k • written 4.5 years ago by pingEde30

No, I have not paired reads and I am using 454 Roche Junior

ADD REPLYlink written 4.5 years ago by pingEde30

Try with -b, to see if it finds the sequences 

-b ADAPTER, --anywhere=ADAPTER

ADD REPLYlink written 4.5 years ago by Sukhdeep Singh10.0k
gravatar for Brian Bushnell
4.5 years ago by
Walnut Creek, USA
Brian Bushnell17k wrote:

If you have paired reads, you can find the adapter sequences using the BBMap package like this: in1=read1.fq in2=read2.fq outa=adapters.fa

But as long as you have standard Illumina adapters, you don't really need to do that...  they will already be in bbmap/resources/adapters.fa

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.5 years ago by Brian Bushnell17k
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