Question: What makes up the sequence that follows an adaptor?
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5.0 years ago by
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knowah10 wrote:

I've been mapping some bisulfite-seq data from SRA (SRR577617) and noticed that in the raw reads there are some sequences which have the adaptor at or near the 5' end, implying that no genomic DNA was sequenced (unless I'm mistaken, both reported adaptors should be trimmed on the 3' side, leaving an empty sequence after trimming). In that case, what makes up the several dozen base calls that follow the 3' end of the reported adaptor? Is this just noise caused by the sequencer (HiSeq) trying to call bases from a flowcell spot where no more synthesis is occurring? I would assume so but the sequences tend to be highly enriched for Ts and depleted in Cs, implying bisulfite converted DNA.



After looking more closely I realize that my assumption about the adaptors was wrong. The second adaptor listed in the SRA entry (which is similar to the RC of the other adaptor listed) was present on the 5' end, meaning the sequences I was seeing 3' of that adaptor were indeed biological.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.0 years ago • written 5.0 years ago by knowah10
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5.0 years ago by
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 85k
University Park, USA
Istvan Albert ♦♦ 85k wrote:

I believe that Illumina systems will start producing all AAAAAs

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.0 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 85k

I think NextSeqs produce Gs in those cases, but they're different from everything else Illumina makes.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.0 years ago by Devon Ryan97k

Thank you for your response -- it seems that is the case. However I was seeing different sequences 3' of the adaptor, which I now realize was due to the fact that that adaptor was present on the 5' end (see edit)

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