What Does The N Stands For In Pileup File In Next Generation Sequencing?
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kindlychung ▴ 60

According to wikipedia:

AGTCN denotes a base that did not match the reference on the forward strand agtcn denotes a base that did not match the reference on the reverse strand

What is the meaning of N here?

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More generally, see IUPAC codes: http://www.bioinformatics.org/sms/iupac.html

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"N" would be an ambiguous base call in the read that is used as evidence during the pileup call.

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venks ▴ 730

N is a no call/ambiguous call.. This happens when the sequencer cannot call a base in a read as either A/C/G/T.

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