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Old 08-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Default Mixing strand-specific and non strand-specific reads in RNA-seq

Hi all,

We have some old RNA-seq data sequenced from non strand-specific libraries. Recently we got some new data from the same samples sequenced from strand-specific libraries. We intended to get deeper sequencing but somehow got different preparation.

Can we mix the reads and align them as all non strand-specific reads in STAR? Would it be problematic in the Cuffdiff analysis after alignment?

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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While it has been a while since I did so, I did not have problems mixing strand-specific and non-strand specific libraries thus making them all non-strand-specific. You lose information about the strand, of course, but nothing else.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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And is it a good idea to perform expression analysis using both unstranded and stranded samples ? using htseq-count and DESeq for example ?
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