Question: Insert Size And Fragment Size ?
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3.9 years ago by
Belgium, Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles / Université de Liège
Nicolas Rosewick6.0k wrote:


Simple question but I'm a little bit confused due to different description I read. So what is the difference between insert size and fragment size in DNA-Seq ( or RNA-Seq ) ?


ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago by -_-570 • written 3.9 years ago by Nicolas Rosewick6.0k
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-_-570 wrote:

See the above figure ( from What is the difference between a Read and a Fragment in RNA-seq? )

ADD COMMENTlink modified 12 months ago • written 2.3 years ago by -_-570

@-_- Link is broken. Btw, thanks for the picture, it tells enough!

ADD REPLYlink modified 18 months ago • written 18 months ago by manetsus40
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murali80 wrote:

The insertsize dependent on sequencing platform.

Insert_size = the sequence betwwn adapters

Fragment_size= Insert_size + Adapters

The link will clarify your ambuguity.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.9 years ago by murali80
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lelle740 wrote:

I guess that depends on the person who is using it.

I would say (for Illumina): Fragment size is the size of the actual fragments that you put into the sequencer (including adapter sequences). Insert size is the length of the DNA (or RNA) that you want to sequence and that is "inserted" between the adapters (so adapters excluded).

BUT fragment size yould also be the size of the fragments after shearing which would be insert size by my definition above.

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