Question: How can cufflinks/cuffdiff output be used when there are no gene_short_name's or meaningful gene_id's ?
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3.7 years ago by
mattjames0 wrote:

I'm running RNA-Seq data through the tuxedo suite, and after running cufflinks (v 2.1.1) with the -g option to the annotated reference, the output files (e.g. genes.fpkm_tracking) start out like this:

None of the lines have a gene_short_name and all of the tracking_id's and gene_id's are "cuff.#". So the locus (e.g. MDC000002.325:1805-3635) seems to be the way to find more info about these sequences, and indeed it's listed in the reference .gff like this:

The coding sequence for the predicted gene linked above (MDP0000134856) is found in one more reference file (.fa), which looks like this:

So, I'm wondering two things at this point. First, after I've done the cuffmerge / cuffdiff steps and end up with similar info as in the genes.fpkm_tracking file (see here: i.e. no gene names, just the loci, how do I turn those loci into something meaningful? I have approx. 1450 genes significantly differentially expressed among my samples, but all I have is a list of XLOC #'s or locus values. And second, as I was typing this question up I realized that in the first link it shows the one sample with a FPKM of 0.0584575 for the MDC000002.325:1805-3635 locus, but in the last link whichi s the cuffdiff output it shows FPKM's of 0 for all 4 samples compared... why would that be happening??

Thank you so much for any help you can offer.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago by Suryawanshi Padmaja0 • written 3.7 years ago by mattjames0
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2.7 years ago by
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Suryawanshi Padmaja0 wrote:

I had a similar problem of not getting appropriate gene ID in my cuffdiff output; check the following post;

How to retrieve gene ID, gene description, after cuffdiff analysis[1]

may be the suggestions given therein could be of help to you

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by Suryawanshi Padmaja0
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