Question: when to merge lane replicates?
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10 days ago by
Germany, Mannheim, UMM
marongiu.luigi190 wrote:

Dear all,

I have a set of samples each having multiple lane's replicates. When shall I merge the different replicate? BEFORE (that is, merge the fastq files) or AFTER (that is, merge the BAM files) the alignment?

Does the step of merging varies if the study is WGS or RNAseq?

I haven't found a straight answer on Google, so I am asking.

Thank you

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 days ago by genomax49k • written 10 days ago by marongiu.luigi190

Is this just the same library being loaded on the multiple lanes or are these actually different libraries?

ADD REPLYlink written 10 days ago by Devon Ryan81k
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10 days ago by
genomax49k
United States
genomax49k wrote:

If the same sample ran on multiple lanes as a part of pool you can merge the data at fastq stage (people will tell you to add RG etc., it is your call). Sequencing facilities should use --no-lane-splitting option when using bcl2fastq to avoid this issue.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 10 days ago • written 10 days ago by genomax49k

perfect, thank you! now it is clear

ADD REPLYlink written 10 days ago by marongiu.luigi190
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