When you do batch sequencing of different samples, you can use multiplexing techniques to run different samples in the same run. There is often a data analysis challenge to separate the sequencing reads, so that the reads from one sample are mapped together. The CLC Genomics Workbench
supports automatic grouping of samples for two multiplexing techniques:
- By name. This supports grouping of reads based on their name.
- By sequence tag. This supports grouping of reads based on information within the sequence (tagged sequences).
The details of these two functionalities are described below.