Question: GATK indel realignment stops but doesn't give an error
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3.6 years ago by
fouad.zahdeh0 wrote:


It's not the first time I run NEXT-seq pipeline on fastq files. It works for me several times and I never got a problem. But it's only one sample which drives me crazy because during the indel realignment via GATK, the processes ends in chromosome 9 but gives no error, here is the tail of the log

INFO  10:57:36,310 ProgressMeter -      7:57136589   3.7736356E7    16.5 m      26.0 s       41.7%    39.6 m      23.1 m 
INFO  10:58:06,312 ProgressMeter -      7:94166979   3.8936404E7    17.0 m      26.0 s       42.9%    39.6 m      22.6 m 
INFO  10:58:36,313 ProgressMeter -     7:116838457   3.9836497E7    17.5 m      26.0 s       43.6%    40.1 m      22.6 m 
INFO  10:59:06,315 ProgressMeter -     7:152055822   4.1036547E7    18.0 m      26.0 s       44.8%    40.2 m      22.2 m 
INFO  10:59:36,316 ProgressMeter -      8:31716097   4.2233863E7    18.5 m      26.0 s       46.0%    40.2 m      21.7 m 
INFO  11:00:06,423 ProgressMeter -      8:85353783   4.3434018E7    19.0 m      26.0 s       47.7%    39.8 m      20.8 m 
INFO  11:00:36,425 ProgressMeter -     8:104075325   4.4434162E7    19.5 m      26.0 s       48.4%    40.3 m      20.8 m 
INFO  11:01:06,426 ProgressMeter -       9:6600457   4.5663137E7    20.0 m      26.0 s       49.9%    40.1 m      20.1 m 
INFO  11:01:36,428 ProgressMeter -      9:67965301   4.6863186E7    20.5 m      26.0 s       51.9%    39.5 m      19.0 m 
INFO  11:02:04,323 GATKRunReport - Uploaded run statistics report to AWS S3

Of course the out bam file here is truncated at chromosome 9, but the input sorted bam file isn't. Also the indel target interval which was created in the previous step via GATK RealignerTargetCreator include all chromosomes not just the first 9. Does anyone face such a problem ? I tried re-aligning reads and reprocess it several time but nothing change I keep getting a truncation.


ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.6 years ago • written 3.6 years ago by fouad.zahdeh0

Unfortunately, this isn't all that uncommon :(

Fortunately this is happening at the TargetCreator step, which will speed things up. I'd start by chopping up your BAM file to make it as small as possible but still generate the error - look at the regions in the output target file to see where it got up to on chromosome 9 before it quit, then go from 1 region before there (to capture the last good region) and the whole of chromosome 10. Then as you nibble your way through the BAM file 1million bp at a time, you'll eventually stop getting the error and start seeing chromosome 10 targets. Thats when you know you found the offending region of your BAM file, which you can send to GATK for help. :)

ADD REPLYlink written 3.6 years ago by John12k
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