Question: (Closed) How to split Illumina Hiseq 2000 paired-end fastq files?
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3.3 years ago by
Yuka Takemon20
The Jackson Laboratory
Yuka Takemon20 wrote:


I have several paired-end .fastq files that I would like to run through Kallisto. However according the Kallisto's manual :

The default running mode is paired-end and requires an even number of FASTQ files represented as pairs, e.g.

kallisto quant -i index -o output pairA_1.fastq pairA_2.fastq pairB_1.fastq pairB_2.fastq"

My .fastq files are already paired, and the following shows the first several lines:

@HISEQ2000:404:C73LWACXX:2:1101:1487:1876 1:N:0:CGATGT




@HISEQ2000:404:C73LWACXX:2:1101:1355:1989 1:N:0:CGATGT




@HISEQ2000:404:C73LWACXX:2:1101:1738:1959 1:N:0:CGATGT




@HISEQ2000:404:C73LWACXX:2:1101:1679:1997 1:N:0:CGATGT




@HISEQ2000:404:C73LWACXX:2:1101:2016:1976 1:N:0:CGATGT




I am assuming that the + sign separates each right/left pair? But how would you then go about splitting them up?

Thanks in advance,

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.3 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by Yuka Takemon20

The data you show here is only displaying the forward pairs, and presumably you have a file named something like "_r.fastq" or "_2.fastq" with the reverse pairs. If not, you might want to check your data source to see that you have all the files or maybe check the end of the file to ensure the reads were not concatenated naively.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.3 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by SES8.1k

Thanks I realized that I only downloaded 1 of 2 files! oops! 

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Yuka Takemon20
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