Automated DNA sequencers occasionally produce poor quality reads, particularly near the sequencing primer site, and toward the end of longer sequence runs. The sequences of clones from DNA libraries frequently contain vector sequence, polyA tails, or other unrelated sequence. Introns and primer sequence frequently flank the sequence of amplified exons. Unless removed by trimming, any of these artifacts will distort your sequence assembly and downstream sequence analysis.
Sequencher provides simple-to-use but powerful tools that help you trim poor quality or ambiguous data:
Trim Ends removes misleading data from the ends of sequencing fragments.
Trim Vector removes sequence-specific data contaminating the ends of your sequences.
Trim to Reference eliminates the ends of sequences that extend beyond an assembled Reference sequence.
Prior to executing a trim, Sequencher displays a graphic representation of the proposed trim, which allows you to even further refine your criteria.