How to tell if GEO SRA is paired or single?
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simplitia ▴ 120

Hi, I'm trying to download data from the geo website using the sra toolkit. I'm interested in this sample here,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra/SRR6826132

However I can't make out if this is single or paired?

I tried downloading it with

fastq-dump --outdir /N/p/lab.mis/elliot/bulk/raw_ext_JEM/raw/ --gzip --split-files SRR6826132

however this only resulted in single fastq file, SRR6826132_1.fastq.gz

is there way I can make sure that this is indeed sing and not paired? I can't find the info. thanks in advance. .

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GenoMax 125k

Looks like it is single end (relevant section posted).

$ efetch -db sra -id SRR6823132 -format docsum

<LIBRARY_LAYOUT>
          <SINGLE/>
        </LIBRARY_LAYOUT>
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thanks; I saw the "layout" and was wondering what 'single' actually means.

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Without using the command line you can do this in a web browser.

Note it states:

Layout: SINGLE

On the page of the link you provided.

To be sure you can click on the link titled SRR6826132under Runs. You can see a visualization of the reads (note it says 0% R2) on this page and also if you click the tab Reads and you should be able to see your breakdown. You can check the box technical reads to double check that the second read isn't accidentally hidden or something.

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good point thank you. The "Layout" nomenclature threw me off.

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