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Old 02-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Alternating High/Low intensity of sample, but not PhiX

I have a pretty strange problem that I haven't seen discussed here before. I made an amplicon library using the multiplexed primers described on these forums and have begun a single-lane HiSeq run. The resulting amplicons are about 260 bases in length. The run is still in progress (PE-100), but the results from the first read are very weird. The first position of the first read has virtually no sample intensity, although the spiked PhiX shows up nicely. This continues for a position or two, followed by very high intensity from the sample (and the PhiX). The alternating sample intensity continues throughout the first read, but the spiked PhiX stays consistent. The other lanes on the run seem to be fine. What's wrong with my sample?

PS: I'm not doing the sequencing myself (the university core lab is doing it).


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When you say very high intensity from the sample and the PhiX, does that mean the PhiX intensity also goes up on that cycle? Or just that it remains at the same high level it was at initially?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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Do you mean the intensities of all four bases fluctuate by cycle, or are you looking at only a single base (I think A is shown by default)?
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