Question: Failed FastQC Per sequence GC content of MeDIP Input sample
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3.3 years ago by
Gary450
Taiwan/Taichung/China Medical University Hospital
Gary450 wrote:

Hi,

We have two Input samples (not IP samples) of MeDIP-Seq analyzed by FastQC. One of Input samples has warning Per sequence GC content (fig1), and the other has failed Per sequence GC content (fig2).  Our human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) data are 100 bp paired-end reads sequenced by Illumina HiSeq 2000. Do you know what possible problems with our Input samples? Many thanks.

Best,

Gary

fig1_T8L Input

fig1_T8L

fig2_T7E Input

fig2_T7E

 

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.3 years ago by Matt Shirley9.0k • written 3.3 years ago by Gary450
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3.3 years ago by
Matt Shirley9.0k
Cambridge, MA
Matt Shirley9.0k wrote:

MeDIP-seq is going to give you methylated DNA, which is mostly CpG islands, so is it really surprising that you might have an abnormal GC content after this selection? I wouldn't assess GC content as a QC metric for an enrichment method like this unless I was certain what kind of distribution to expect. FastQC is telling you "failed" based on an expectation of a poisson sampling from a uniform distribution of GATC, which you clearly will not have in these libraries.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.3 years ago by Matt Shirley9.0k

Many thanks for your information. However, the two samples are Input without 5mC antibody enrichment.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Gary450

Sorry, I didn't fully read your question. 

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Matt Shirley9.0k

It's OK. I appreciate your help, and any other suggestion is very welcome.  

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Gary450
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