I have a GBS sequence on the Illumina platform that in the FASTQC quality report has “Failure” in : Per tile sequence quality, Per base sequence content, Sequence Duplication Levels and Adapter Content. I don't have much experience with bioinformatics and I'm not sure what I should do.

Note: The sequencing was of 119 samples, where 80 of these were of Prochilodus lineatus, 30 of Leporinus fasciatus and 9 samples of Piaractus mesopotamicus. These samples were sequenced together but my work involves analyzing only Prochilodus lineatus.

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At the NCBI you can find Prochilodus magdalenae genome assembly and one P.lineatus WGS SRA dataset. That means:

  • you have a genomic assembly of the hopefully closely related species from the same genus and construct a genomic database to map your FASTQ reads
  • you may roughly estimate how much difference is between the two Prochilodus species by mapping SRX8237586 FASTQ

No idea how the GBS multiplexing was done, but to make any sense you must be able to either split the FASTQ into the individual FASTQ files specific to samples or have the sample ID somehow encoded in the read names. Then you map FASTQs to the Prochilodus magdalenae genome using bwa-mem2 on the Linux server / cluster or in the worst case scenario Linux workstation with as much RAM and CPU cores as possible.


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