I’m using the version 2018.11.0 of qiime2, installed with conda, and I tried to extract reads, for training purposes, with the plugin “feature-classifier” from the Silva 16S database v132.
Before writting all the steps I went into, I would like to ask you whether it makes sense to get the following error
RuntimeError: No matches found
when I’m using the following primers for extracting reads for the 16S V3-V4 region:
forward primer: TCGTCGGCAGCGTCAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAGCCTACGGGNGGCWGCAG
reverse primer: GTCTCGTGGGCTCGGAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAGGACTACHVGGGTATCTAATCC
whereas I do not get any error when I’m trying to extract reads with the following primers:
forward primer: GTGCCAGCMGCCGCGGTAA
reverse primer: GGACTACHVHHHTWTCTAAT
The error has also been replicated by using an older qiime2 version (2018.2.0) and also after lowering the parameter “–p-identity” to 0.7.
The first primers have been used successfully in Illumina MiSeq 16S sequencing.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Please see this topic for a solution:
I used Qiime2 to have done alpha diversity and beta diversity analysis of my customer data. I’m in the step to do Taxonomic analysis by following the moving -pictures in tutorials. I had a problem to train a classifier for paired-end reads. The sequence length is 300bps. The 16S Amplicon PCR Forward primer F=TCGTCGGCAGCGTCAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAGCCTACGGGNGGCWGCAG and the Reverse primer R= GTCTCGTGGGCTCGGAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAGGACTACHVGGGTATCTAATCC. I used the following commands using Greengene…
Thank you for your quick response.
I would like to verify that the solution you gave on that post worked.
I searched onlined and I found this
PDF from Illumina support that confirms your answer. Perhaps I should have searched for it before but it didn’t cross my mind that adapters and linkers are included.
Based on that PDF the primers are like the following:
Forward overhang: 5’ TCGTCGGCAGCGTCAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAG‐[locus‐specific sequence]
Reverse overhang: 5’ GTCTCGTGGGCTCGGAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAG‐[locus‐specific sequence]
Therefore, as you have also said in your solution, the primers that should be used to extract reads are the ones in bold:
forward primer: TCGTCGGCAGCGTCAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAG
reverse primer: GTCTCGTGGGCTCGGAGATGTGTATAAGAGACAG GACTACHVGGGTATCTAATCC