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Can xGen™ UDI-UMI Adapters be used for RNA-seq?

The xGen™ RNA Library Prep Kit includes a stubby adapter in the workflow so the stocked UDI-UMI adapters are not compatible with those kits.

For customers using homebrew or other commercial RNA-seq workflows that utilize TA-ligation─these UDI-UMI adapters are compatible, however, it is important to note that stranded RNA-seq libraries constructed using xGen UDI-UMI Adapters have the insert strandedness flipped (i.e., to the opposite strand) when compared to standard Illumina TruSeq™ adapters. As such, this strand flip must be accounted for in data analysis.

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