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Old 03-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question depth of coverage basic question

Hi,

I am a newbie to NGS analysis.I was wondering how useful it is to view/calculate depth of read coverage for discrete intervals of the chromosome/genome.What can we infer from it ?I understand that we can find out how many times a read/base has been sequenced but what purpose does it serve?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Madhu
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