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Gold standard benchmark

This page is claimed to contain a gold standard benchmark for viral genome assembly. https://github.com/cbg-ethz/5-virus-mix The claim is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5411778/ &...
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Which one is a more convenient assembly?

I have developed a software for de novo genome assembly. Its performance varies gradually according to how much data you employ. At initial stages it often produces contigs that look like that when ...
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Genome assembly of SRR12196449 with SPAdes

I am trying to assemble the run SRR12196449 with SPAdes. The description of their project is: This project expected to standardize a method for amplification and ...
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Assembly reads having a copy of their beginning in their tail

I am analyzing the reads for the SARS-CoV-2 assembly with id SRR11140748. Apparently these reads were obtained with parallel sequencing by Illumina and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. I have found these ...
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Overlap in Paired-end Reads for Sequencing?

Regarding Sequencing: Do/can the paired-end reads have overlaps?
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Location of Reads in Sequencing

I have questions regarding sequencing: Are paired-end reads from different stands? What about single reads, are they coming from both strands?
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Warning in fastqc

I am checking the quality control of my sequences using the Fastqc tool. For some steps, like "Per base GC content", etc., I received a warning. So, I was wondering whether I Should also take care of ...
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How do researchers account for heterozygosity in genome assembly?

this is a very general question about diploid genome assembly. I am wondering how people deal with heterozygous region in a genome when assembling ? Do they pick one of the haplotype to be in the ...
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Extract reads from bam files by their @RG

How could I extract reads from bam files by their read groups @RG ?, I've got one file containing all reads for 5 samples, the SM is appears NONE, So, I want to extract each sample reads by the @RG ...
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Produce a single sequential FASTA sequence out of BAM

I'm having problems properly looking for a solution because I'm a layman in Bioinformatics not familiar with the terminology. I'm hoping you can nudge me in the right direction, please! Thank you very ...
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Separation of mixed plasmid DNA sequences post whole-plasmid sequencing

Imagine a DNA sample containing a mixture of different intact plasmids. These samples are sequenced using either MiSeq or HiSeq sequencing. Would it possible to assemble these plasmids post-sequencing ...
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What are 2D reads in the Oxford MinIon?

Reading the Mash: fast genome and metagenome distance estimation paper, I see the reference to "2d reads" notion under the minION context (a sequencing technique) e.g ...
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Generating basic dna sequences in R

Looking for some guidance. In an introductory bioinformatics class I am tasked with doing the following in R: Create the sequence ACTGACTG Generate a random string of nucleotides with equal ...
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Genotyping with Illumina HumanOmni1-Quad before whole genome sequencing

I read a paper about (whole genome sequencing analysis of 100 Southeast Asian Malays. It says "Prior to library preparation, each sample was genotyped on the Illumina HumanOmni1-Quad as an initial ...
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Can I run STAR without an annotation file?

I wish to use Rascaf to scaffold a fragmented draft genome. For this, I need to provide a BAM file of aligned RNA-seq reads and the draft genome. So, I indexed the draft genome with STAR like this: <...
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How to QC overamplified shotgun library?

I made some NEB ultra II whole-genome shotgun libraries with around ~200ng of template going into the indexing PCR step. The PCR was run for 13 cycles and I ended up having high library concentrations ...
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What are the pros and cons of the different basecallers in Oxford Nanopore Technology Sequencing?

What are the pros and cons of the different basecallers in Oxford Nanopore Technology Sequencing? I am about to start a MinION run on my laptop. What should I consider when choosing my basecaller? ...
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Can the canu assembler output a fastq file of the final assembly just like HGAP4?

I have assembled some genome from Sequel PacBio data both with HGAP4 on the SMRT Link interface and using canu on the command line. The HGAP4 assembler outputs a fastq file of the final assembly such ...
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How do PCR duplicates arise and why is it important to remove them for NGS analysis?

I am trying to understand PCR duplicates in NGS analyses (actually whole-genome). I searched, and the best answer I found is in this blog. However I don't understand if I understood how PCR ...
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Publicly available genome sequence database for viruses?

As a small introductory project, I want to compare genome sequences of different strains of influenza virus. What are the publicly available databases of influenza virus gene/genome sequences?
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Downloading a reference Genome for Bowtie2

How do I download a reference genome that I can use with bowtie2? Specifically HG19. On UCSC there are a lot of file options.
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Tools for simulating Oxford Nanopore reads

Are there any free open source software tools available for simulating Oxford Nanopore reads?