Can't make contigs from odd fastq file

Hi all,

We usually never have a problem with our sequences but my professor recently collaborated with another group and the fastq files we got back have a different name/title than we’re used to in the first line.

This is the name/title of the fastq file we received.

The error message after make.contigs.

Is there a code I can use to bypass the title of the sequence to just analyze the rest of the file?

It looks like you have an XML file of some sort in your files file. You need to have fastq files. The collaborators should be able to give you paired fastq files for each of your samples.