Question: Adapter trimming by Trimmomatic - Nextera Library
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4 months ago by
mimi0 wrote:

Hi, I have paired-end read data prepared by illumina Nextera. I'm trying to remove the adapter using Trimmomatic.

illumina adaper sequence manual (p.3) says that the following sequence is used for Read 1 and Read 2 adapter trimming. CTGTCTCTTATACACATCT

However, Trimmomatic have reverse complementary sequences as PrefixNX / 1 and PrefixNX / 2. Is it necessary to specify CTGTCTCTTATACACATCT in Trimmomatic?

NexteraPE-PE.fa (supplied by Trimmomatic):













ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago by colindaven2.6k • written 4 months ago by mimi0
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4 months ago by
Hannover Medical School
colindaven2.6k wrote:

We couldn't find a good way to do this in Trimmomatic (our preferred trimmer) and started using trim-galore in our pipeline ( ) instead for nextera transposase sequences.

We found trim-galore to be much better at getting rid of residual nextera adapters. Trimmomatic did not remove adapters despite having the exact adapter and sequence added to it's reference DB, and a few (~ 0.1-0.5 %) were left in the output. We tried multiple prefixes etc too, and also another tool, fastp.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago • written 4 months ago by colindaven2.6k

Thank you for the information! I'll try it.

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