Question: HTseq report 80% of reads no feature
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gravatar for bxia
3.3 years ago by
bxia150
bxia150 wrote:

Is this number is too large for a mice RNA-seq?

total reads mapped is 12 M from tophat2

__no_feature  10556702
__ambiguous     26522
__too_low_aQual         0
__not_aligned         0
__alignment_not_unique  21173785
rna-seq • 686 views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.3 years ago by Devon Ryan96k • written 3.3 years ago by bxia150

While it shouldn't make a real difference for this question, you should know that Tophat is no longer the "advisable" tool for RNA-seq analysis. The software is deprecated/ in low maintenance and should be replaced by HISAT2, StringTie and ballgown. See this paper: Transcript-level expression analysis of RNA-seq experiments with HISAT, StringTie and Ballgown. (If you can't get access to that publication, let me know and I'll -cough- help you.) There are also other alternatives, including alignment with STAR and bbmap,...

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by WouterDeCoster44k

rRNA is a frequent source of contamination in RNA-Seq libraries and produces a high percentage of multi-mappers. I suspect that's your problem.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.2 years ago by harold.smith.tarheel4.6k
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gravatar for Devon Ryan
3.3 years ago by
Devon Ryan96k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan96k wrote:

So 12M initial reads, of which 10.5M didn't overlap exons and there are a LOT of multimappers. I'd say that something went horribly wrong here. Have a look at the alignments in IGV to see if they even make sense.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.3 years ago by Devon Ryan96k
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