Trimming Illumina adapter sequences

Adapter Sequences During the library preparation process,…

What is sequencing coverage?

Coverage is defined as the number of sample nucleotide bases…

What is de novo assembly?

De novo assembly is a method for constructing genomes from a…

What are unmapped reads?

Save Unmapped Reads One of the most common activities we perform…

Reference genomes

Reference genomes The goal of many sequencing projects is…

Can I use one of my sequenced samples as a reference genome?

Reference genome We are often asked if clients can submit…

How to use Phaster for bacteriophage data analysis

Phaster  Phaster is a bioinformatics tool for analyzing bacteriophage…

How to read FastQ files

FastQ File Format Illumina sequencing instruments generate FastQ…