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Old 12-12-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default cufflinks does not understand strands?

Dear All,

I used STAR to map paired-end reads onto the reference genome:

~/apps/STAR/bin/Linux_x86_64/STAR --runMode alignReads \
				  --runThreadN 10 \
				  --genomeDir ../../../genome/GCA_..../ \
				  --readFilesIn R1.fastq R2.fastq \
				  --outFilterIntronMotifs RemoveNoncanonical \
				  --outSAMattrIHstart 0 \
				  --alignIntronMax 1 \
				  --alignMatesGapMax 200 \
				  --outFileNamePrefix ./out/ \
				  --limitBAMsortRAM 1048477838 \
				  --peOverlapNbasesMin 0 \
				  --quantMode GeneCounts \
The mapping looks good:

Note that reads are colored according to the "first-of-pair strand" rule.

The next step is reference-guided transcripts reconstruction. To this end, I tried to use cufflinks, but without success:

~/apps/cufflinks-2.2.1.Linux_x86_64/cufflinks -o ./out/ \
					      -p 10 \
					      --library-type fr-firststrand \
					      -g ../../../genome/GCA_XXX/GCA_XXX.gff \
First, I got a weird warning:

Warning: Using default Gaussian distribution due to insufficient paired-end reads in open ranges.  It is recommended that correct parameters (--frag-len-mean and --frag-len-std-dev) be provided.
Second, the predicted transcripts look odd. For example, the two genes (gene0 and gene1 - see image above) were merged into a single transcript, despite they have the opposite orientation!

I would appreciate some hints on that.

Best wishes,
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