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Old 03-25-2018, 05:37 PM   #12
Jafar Jabbari
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I assume the sequences that you have provided represent top strand of amplicon if put together continuously as following.
If it is sequenced to the end should give following R1 sequence:
It seems that sequences that you have provided in posts above is not representing your actual amplicon sequence. A typical sequence from your sequence file is as following (I have trimmed sequences after end of adapter which includes polyA and some other background signal):

For your information, the A is the base complementary to the most 3’ base of sequencing primer. Please look at page 2 of attached HT adapters where non-adapter A added during A tailing of shotgun library prep is shown. These adapters are only different from LT adapters in index and have few extra bases that are not part of R1 or R2 sequencing primers. Sequencing primer have a T at 3’ end which pairs with that A and if A is absent then it cannot be extended during sequencing. R2 sequences then will be read by truncated R2 sequencing primer resulting in erroneous and low quality bases. This is R2 sequencing primer: 5’ GTGACTGGAGTTCAGACGTGTGCTCTTCCGATCT and note the 3’ T.
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Last edited by nucacidhunter; 03-26-2018 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Corrected some factual error from original post.
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