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Old 01-03-2018, 07:05 AM   #1
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Default Primer dimer sequence


I've just got sequence result from Hiseq 2500, single-end 100bp run with Riboseq samples. I've notice little adapter dimer contamination in the final library which is hard to get free with this kind of library. I confirmed this by Bioanalyzer, which shows a very small peak at 120 bp relative to adapter dimer and a 170 bp peak from the riboseq library.

In the end 8% of my reads are my 3' primer adapter, which I think the source is the dimer contamination.

However, I've notice something interesting in these sequences: after the 3' adapter sequence end, there is a common sequence comprising of an A stretch, which extend to the end of the read, like this one:


I was wandering the origin of this sequence, since it did not match my peaks on Bioanalyzer, neither were introduced my experimental steps. The 120 bp adapter dimer should be the end of the read, however the above sequence is appearing in my reads. Someone with adapter dimer problems noticed something similar?

My hypothesis is that this is relative to some flow cell Oligonucleotide attachment sequence upstream to the P5/P7 adapter binding site. I think this is being sequenced since my 3' adapter is only 60 bases, so this can be from some flow cell oligo. I try to search the flow cell oligo sequence but I was unable to find.

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