Hello everyone, I have a simple question about generic paired-end Illumina data. If one read of a pair is unmapped, does this automatically mean that the pair is improper and is (un)flagged in a SAM file?
The concept of improper pairing should be banished. This word is just a premature optimization from the times when people did not know better.
It is not defined what proper pair actually means and each aligner may pick its own definition.
I have a similar question. What quality detection, and what kind of trims of raw reads by what programs should be performed before joining paired-end raw reads? I think low-quality parts, potential barcode or primer sequences existed in raw reads should be excluded in advance. Is this right?
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