Question: Understanding Illumina Adapters
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irritable_phd_syndrom70 wrote:

I am currently working on a project where I need to trim the adapters off of some single end read RNA-Seq data, and I want to know which sequences to cleave. Illumina TruSeq adapters were used. I have tried following Tuft's explanation and make sense of Illumina's video, but I am left with several unresolved questions.

The TruSeq Universal adapter, seems to be what binds to the flow cell and is


The TruSeq Adapter Index N is


My impression of how the cDNA fragment attached to the adapters is 

(see text diagram here)



Here are my questions :

  1. Is this image correct in the single stranded case?

  2. Do I have the correct primer binding site (used for the actual sequencing)?

  3. Do I have the correct oligo for paired end reads, i.e. TAGAGCATACGGCAGAAGACGAAC---------?

  4. Do I have the correct primer (and it's site) for the index read?


Per Illumina, I guess I need to include this : "Oligonucleotide sequences © 2007-2013 Illumina, Inc. All rights reserved. Derivative works created by Illumina customers are authorized for use with Illumina instruments and products only. All other uses are strictly prohibited."

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.3 years ago by jotan1.2k • written 4.3 years ago by irritable_phd_syndrom70
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jotan1.2k wrote:

Have you considered just using an available program to do this?

Cutadapt has worked quite well for me.

They also handle Illumina Tru-Seq adapters:

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