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Old 06-12-2013, 05:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by SquirrelSeq View Post
I downloaded several promising libraries.

Some of them are documented not very detailedly. Before mapping, I normally trim adapters and primers. Are these already trimmed in the public data usually? Otherwise, how should people be able to map the sequences?
(e.g. in 36bp short reads)
Why not run the fastq through fastqc to check whether they even need trimming?
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