NEB VarSkip Primers Track Settings
New England Biolabs (NEB) VarSkip Primers   (All Mapping and Sequencing tracks)

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 VarSkip 1a  NEB VarSkip V1a   Data format 
 VarSkip Long 1a  NEB VarSkip Long V1a   Data format 
 VarSkip 2  NEB VarSkip 2   Data format 
 VarSkip 2b  NEB VarSkip 2b (2a + spike-ins)   Data format 
Assembly: SARS-CoV-2 Jan. 2020 (NC_045512.2)


This track shows the primers for the NEB VarSkip v1 and v2 sequencing primers.

Display Conventions and Configuration

Genomic locations of primers are highlighted. For primer tracks, the "full" visibility mode is often more suitable than the "pack" or "squish" display modes.


Primer sequences were downloaded from the NEB GitHub repository and converted to bigBed.

Data Access

The raw data can be explored interactively with the Table Browser or combined with other datasets in the Data Integrator tool. For automated analysis, the genome annotation is stored in a bigBed file that can be downloaded from the download server.

Annotations can be converted from binary to ASCII text by our command-line tool bigBedToBed. Instructions for downloading this command can be found on our utilities page. The tool can also be used to obtain features within a given range without downloading the file, for example:

bigBedToBed -chrom=NC_045512v2 -start=0 -end=29902 stdout

Please refer to our mailing list archives for questions, or our Data Access FAQ for more information.