Importing FASTQ files and FASTQ file links

Essentially, there are two ways to import FASTQ files in your BioNumerics database: the default import method stores the sequence reads in the BioNumerics database and the second import method only imports the links to the location of the FASTQ files. In this tutorial both options are described.

Sequence read sets

A sequence read set is designed to hold large sets of short reads generated by next generation sequencing (NGS). Base sequences and their associated quality scores are stored for single-end and paired-end reads, originating from various high-throughput sequencing platforms such as Illumina, Ion Torrent, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore, etc.

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FASTQ files
This data set contains 10 gzipped fastq files of 5 paired end read data file pairs coming from Staphylococcus aureus and an Excel file containing some metadata on the sequence read sets. This data was generated by Illumina MiSeq whole genome sequencing and downloaded from NCBI.