Question: Is It Reasonable To Combine Both Genome And Transcriptome Sequences To Get A Larger Assembly ??
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7.8 years ago by
Lhl730
United States
Lhl730 wrote:

Hi All,

We sequenced the subsection of transcriptome and subsection of genome of our model plant using 454 pyrosequencing technology.

We were able to assemble both transcriptome and genome data.

However, i want to know 'is it good to combine them all to get a big assembly ?'.

I asked this is because 1) transcriptome data and genome data are different. 2) the 454 assembler -- Newbler treats genome and transcriptome data differently.

Kind Regards,

lhl

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ADD COMMENTlink written 7.8 years ago by Lhl730
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7.8 years ago by
Qdjm1.9k
Toronto
Qdjm1.9k wrote:

This is probably not a good idea because your transcriptome reads can span splice junctions. I suppose that this depends on your assembler but I suspect most assemblers would be confused by this.

ADD COMMENTlink written 7.8 years ago by Qdjm1.9k

Thanks qsjm.

I think you are right. That's also my concern.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.8 years ago by Lhl730

Do you think assembling genome and transcriptome separately, and then hybridizing them would make difference ?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.8 years ago by Lhl730

I'm no expert -- if you don't get more response here, try looking at a few recent genome paper. Other people must have encountered this problem.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.8 years ago by Qdjm1.9k

+1; assembly using genomic reads only. then you can align RNA-Seq reads to estimate: how many transcripts you miss in your assembly or what fraction of your genes is fragmented in separate contigs and so on. or create transcripts de novo (oases) and then align on your genome assembly.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.8 years ago by Leszek4.0k

Thanks Leszek. Will definitely stick to separate assembly.
If i am going to used oases, then i will try out multiple kmers, should i choose only the kmer that producing best assembly or should i merge multiple kmer assembly? Maybe i should open a new ticket. But hope you can give me a hint.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.8 years ago by Lhl730
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