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Questions tagged [minion]

Questions associated with the generation or analysis of data from sequencer MinION. For questions about long reads (e.g. including PacBio), use `long-reads` instead. For questions that are more generally about nanopore devices (e.g. including PromethION), use `nanopore` instead.

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Error correction within the long read

I am going to get some data from plasmid sequencing to identify SNPs on the plasmids. What is done in the lab is the following: The plasmids are purified by size. We amplify the plasmids using the ...
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Using ONT MinION, why is that we cannot get a full length DNA read?

Here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9-Rm5AoZGw, ONT claims they can read non-fragmented DNA and that with the hairpin like structure the double strands can be read at once. Then why is that MinION ...
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Total reads aligning to each reference within a bam file

I have two PCR amplicons that have been multiplexed and sequenced using the nanopore minion. I have aligned the fastq reads using minimap2 with a reference file containing both amplicon sequences and ...
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Extracting strand specific reads from MinION cDNA-PCR protocol

I recently performed my first MinION run, and now I'm trying to analyze the data. Being pretty new to the bioinformatics field, I was hoping some of you could help me out. As a bit of background, I'...
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Can I stop my nanopore sequencing run if there are no more reads being produced?

I am sequencing a whole genome on MinION. I have used this flow cell for 6 hours for the phage lambda control. That gave me around 300,000 reads. I started a 48h sequencing run on the same flow cell ...
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How many reads has my sequencing run produced on minion?

I am running a 48 h sequencing protocol on a FLO-MIN107, on MinION, with DNA library-prepped with SQK-RAD004. MinKNOW is installed on my Mac and controlling the MinION. I have found the following ...
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Albacore wheel not supported on this platform (Mac OS X El Capitan)

I download the Albacore wheel from Oxford Nanopore. I activated my conda environment that has Python 3 as the default python version. I tried to install Albacore with ...
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Set directory where MinKNOW writes FAST5 files

I would like to set the folder in which MinKNOW writes the raw data. How can I do this? I do not currently know where MinKNOW will output my data. What is the default directory where MinKNOW outputs ...
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Can I use my computer while MinION is sequencing without negatively affecting the run?

I have a Mac Book Pro and I am about to start a sequencing run on the MinION. MinKNOW is going to be running for 2 days. Can I use my computer during sequencing? Can I browse the web and use Excel, ...
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ENA minion 2D data doesn't actually have 2D data

I am looking at some yeast ONT data from De novo yeast genome assemblies from MinION, PacBio and MiSeq platforms, Giordano et al 2017. I noticed that the Minion fastq files have both a forward and ...
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What to do with the configuration test cell after configuring the MinION with it?

What to do with the configuration test cell after configuring the MinION with it? I received a MinION with a configuration test cell in it. After running a configuration in the MinKNOW software while ...
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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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Does MinKNOW work with Mac OSX high sierra 10.13.1?

I have done a compatibility check as described here on my computer to know if I can use MinKNOW on my mac laptop. It says that my OS is incompatible and that the OSX must be Yosemite or El Capitan. ...
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Can we use non base-called fast5 files in poretools?

I run the MinION MinKNOW without the live base-calling option. We know there is Metrichor and Albacore to perform base-calling after this process. However, I have not done any base-calling yet. My ...
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Simulate fast5 MinION run

I'm planning on using Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer to test a script that I'm working on. However, I would not like to run multiple MinION runs to validate the tool. I'd like to simulate various ...
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Minion channel ID's from Albacore

The latest version of Albacore from Oxford Nanopore Technologies calls bases from raw fast5 files. A useful piece of output is the sequence_summary.txt, which is a ...
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How do I find the most similar sequences from a large set of short sequences?

I've been asked to evaluate whether the MinION will be sufficient to distinguish between 20bp CRISPR guide RNAs from the GeCKO v2 set. I know that this set has some exactly identical sequences, which ...
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Rapid metagenomics classifiers on long read data [closed]

I recently used the minION (Nanopore, 9.4 flow cell, RAD001 kit) to generate a metagenome out of environmental samples. Passed reads weren't brilliant (196, average 1,594bp lenght), but working with ...
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How can I improve the yield of MinION sequencing runs?

This is a frequently-asked question within the nanopore community. Oxford Nanopore currently claims that they are able to generate run yields of 10-15 gigabases (e.g. see here and here), and yet it's ...
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Is it possible to perform MinION sequencing offline?

I vaguely remember, that the original plan of Oxford Nanopore was to provide cheap sequencers (MinION), but charge for base-calling. For that reason the base-calling was performed in the cloud, and ...