Sequence filtering

Clicking Next will allow you to specify length filtering as shown in figure 28.14.

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Figure 28.14: Filtering on length.

Here you can choose to Discard reads below length. This can be used if you wish to simply discard reads because they are too short. Similarly, you can discard reads above a certain length. This will typically be useful when investigating e.g. small RNAs (note that this is an integral part of the small RNA analysis together with adapter trimming).