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fastq-mcf - ea-utils: detect levels of adapter presence, compute likelihoods and locations of the adapters
fastq-mcf [options] <adapters.fa> <reads.fq> [mates1.fq ...]
Version: 1.04.676 Detects levels of adapter presence, computes likelihoods and locations (start, end) of the adapters. Removes the adapter sequences from the fastq file(s). Stats go to stderr, unless -o is specified. Specify -0 to turn off all default settings If you specify multiple 'paired-end' inputs, then a -o option is required for each. IE: -o read1.clip.q -o read2.clip.fq
-h This help -o FIL Output file (stats to stdout) -s N.N Log scale for adapter minimum-length-match (2.2) -t N % occurance threshold before adapter clipping (0.25) -m N Minimum clip length, overrides scaled auto (1) -p N Maximum adapter difference percentage (10) -l N Minimum remaining sequence length (19) -L N Maximum remaining sequence length (none) -D N Remove duplicate reads : Read_1 has an identical N bases (0) -k N sKew percentage-less-than causing cycle removal (2) -x N 'N' (Bad read) percentage causing cycle removal (20) -q N quality threshold causing base removal (10) -w N window-size for quality trimming (1) -H remove >95% homopolymer reads (no) -X remove low complexity reads (no) -0 Set all default parameters to zero/do nothing -U|u Force disable/enable Illumina PF filtering (auto) -P N Phred-scale (auto) -R Don't remove N's from the fronts/ends of reads -n Don't clip, just output what would be done -C N Number of reads to use for subsampling (300k) -S Save all discarded reads to '.skip' files -d Output lots of random debugging stuff Quality adjustment options: --cycle-adjust CYC,AMT Adjust cycle CYC (negative = offset from end) by amount AMT --phred-adjust SCORE,AMT Adjust score SCORE by amount AMT --phred-adjust-max SCORE Adjust scores > SCORE to SCOTE Filtering options*: --[mate-]qual-mean NUM Minimum mean quality score --[mate-]qual-gt NUM,THR At least NUM quals > THR --[mate-]max-ns NUM Maxmium N-calls in a read (can be a %) --[mate-]min-len NUM Minimum remaining length (same as -l) --homopolymer-pct PCT Homopolymer filter percent (95) --lowcomplex-pct PCT Complexity filter percent (95) If mate- prefix is used, then applies to second non-barcode read only Adapter files are 'fasta' formatted: Specify n/a to turn off adapter clipping, and just use filters Increasing the scale makes recognition-lengths longer, a scale of 100 will force full-length recognition of adapters. Adapter sequences with _5p in their label will match 'end's, and sequences with _3p in their label will match 'start's, otherwise the 'end' is auto-determined. Skew is when one cycle is poor, 'skewed' toward a particular base. If any nucleotide is less than the skew percentage, then the whole cycle is removed. Disable for methyl-seq, etc. Set the skew (-k) or N-pct (-x) to 0 to turn it off (should be done for miRNA, amplicon and other low-complexity situations!) Duplicate read filtering is appropriate for assembly tasks, and never when read length < expected coverage. -D 50 will use 4.5GB RAM on 100m DNA reads - be careful. Great for RNA assembly. *Quality filters are evaluated after clipping/trimming Homopolymer filtering is a subset of low-complexity, but will not be separately tracked unless both are turned on.