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Paired read stitching

When the combined length of reads sequenced from both ends of DNA fragments is longer than the size of the fragment, there is an overlap between the paired reads. The read pairs can be stitched together based on the overlap information, thus generating a single sequence. During the read stitching process, higher quality bases can be selected thus improving the quality of stitched reads. PANDASeq does not do well when the overlap is almost the entire read. PEAR works well for all lengths of overlaps between the paired reads.

Software: PEAR, PANDASeq, FLASH, UPARSE merge