Question: coordinate of BAM and BED
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7 months ago by
yuabrahamliu30 wrote:

Hi all, I want to use bedtools multicov to count the RNAseq reads in specific bed file intervals (containing all the intron intervals of mm10 genome downloaded from UCSC). However, I noted that the BED file coordinate is 0-based, while the BAM file used by bedtools multicov was sorted by samtools and its coordinate was 1-based. So, do I need to transform the coordinate of the BAM file from 1-based to 0-based before run the bedtools multicov command? Thank you.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7 months ago by Devon Ryan81k • written 7 months ago by yuabrahamliu30
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7 months ago by
Devon Ryan81k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan81k wrote:

BAM files are never 1-based, they are always 0-based and samtools will never change this. What you've likely noticed is that the SAM file you see with samtools view is 1-based, since SAM uses 1-based coordinates. Regardless, bedtools is aware of the coordinates used in its supported file types and handles that properly internally.

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