Hello I am a Research Technician doing some bioinformatics which isn't something I've had prior experience in. I am using Bowtie 2 and I am aligning RNAseq files downloaded from the illumina bodymap website (16 tissues) to hg19 index files that were created in bowtie2. This is the message I get from the alignments:
-bash-4.1$ bowtie2 -p 22 -x software/bowtie2-2.2.6/scripts/hg19 -U ERR030858.fastq -S 030858.sam 77229855 reads; of these:
77229855 (100.00%) were unpaired; of these:
29907119 (38.72%) aligned 0 times
30792402 (39.87%) aligned exactly 1 time
16530334 (21.40%) aligned >1 times
61.28% overall alignment rate
I am not sure if this is good or bad, if I'm getting the right thing or not. Is there any way of knowing?