Other adapter trimming options

When you run the trim, you specify the adapter settings as shown in figure 23.8.

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Figure 23.8: Trimming your sequencing data for adapter sequences.

Select an trim adapter list (see Adapter trimming on how to create an adapter list) that defines the adapters to use.

You can specify if the adapter trimming should be performed in Color space. Note that this option is only available for sequencing data imported using the SOLiD import. When doing the trimming in color space, the Smith-Waterman alignment is simply done using colors rather than bases. The adapter sequence is still input in base space, and the Workbench then infers the color codes. Note that the scoring thresholds apply to the color space alignment (this means that a perfect match of 10 bases would get a score of 9 because 10 bases are represented by 9 color residues). Learn more about color space.

Checking the Search on both strands checkbox will search both the minus and plus strand for the adapter sequence (the result would be equivalent to defining two adapters and searching one on the plus strand and one on the minus strand).

Below you find a preview listing the results of trimming with the current settings on 1000 reads in the input file (reads 1001-2000 when the read file is long enough). This is useful for a quick feedback on how changes in the parameters affect the trimming (rather than having to run the full analysis several times to identify a good parameter set). The following information is shown:

Note that the preview panel is only showing how the adapter trim affects the results. If other kinds of trimming (quality or length trimming) is applied, this will not be reflected in the preview but still influence the results.