Question: What to do if I sequenced more bases than required on the R1, R2 or the index read for 3' single-cell gene expression data?
Answer: For single indexed libraries, if you sequenced more bases than necessary on any of your reads (R1, R2, or index), you have three options.
1. You can leave the sequences "as-is." It may be helpful to specify the
--chemistry option (e.g.
- For Single Cell 3' v3.1, v3, and v2 chemistries, extra cycles on the R1 (cell-barcode, UMI) read will be ignored. By default, all of R2 (the RNA read) is used.
2. You or your sequencing core can demultiplex your BCL data using the
--use-bases-mask option in
cellranger mkfastq or
bcl2fastq to mask the extra bases from ever appearing in your FASTQ files, which will save some disk space.
3. Alternatively, if you are unable to demultiplex again, yet you want to save as much disk space as possible, you could use a third-party tool to trim your FASTQs directly.
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