Barcoded adapters perform similarly to standard Illumina adapters and do not crossover to other samples in the same lane. (a) RNA PolII binding profiles from different biological replicates with the same barcode (PolII_Rep1, dark blue; PolII_Rep3, red), with different barcodes (PolII_Rep2, orange) or without barcode (PolII_Rep4, green) strongly overlap. See also Table 3. Input DNA serves as a reference (light blue). IGB signal tracks of chromosome 5 between 130,000 and 320,000 are shown for each library. A box in the left panel depicts the enlarged section shown in the right panel between positions 298,000 and 309,000 to illustrate the overlap among all PolII signal tracks. (b) Binding profiles from four different libraries pooled and sequenced in the same flowcell lane show very little resemblance. Shown here are the binding profiles for Cse4_Rep2 (dark blue), Ste12_Rep2 (red), PolII_Rep2 (green) and Input_ACGT (light blue). IGB signal tracks of chromosome 12 between 80,000 and 210,000 are shown for each sample. For (a) and (b), axis and scale normalizations are similar to Figure 2. (c) Left: Rank-rank comparison of target lists between all pairwise barcoded replicates for Cse4, PolII and Ste12. The horizontal axis shows the fraction of the two lists being compared and the vertical axis shows the fraction of those targets that agree between a given pair of target lists. All comparisons show strong agreement, although the rank lists for Cse4 differ more than PolII or Ste12 for the second half of their length. Right: Rank-rank comparison between barcoded replicates from the same factors (averaged over all pairwise comparisons) compared to rank-rank comparisons for barcoded replicates between different factors: PolII_Rep1 (ACGT) vs. Ste12_Rep1 (TGCT) and Cse4_Rep2 (CATT) vs. Ste12_Rep2 (GTAT).
Lefrançois et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:37 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-37