Question: best kmer for genome size estimation
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11 months ago by
popayekid5540
popayekid5540 wrote:

Hi,

How do i select a best kmer for genome size estimation using jellyfish. I did using 31 and 41 both gave me a different result. Read chemistry is 150*2. are there any other tools, i am trying gce also.

Thanks in advance

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 11 months ago • written 11 months ago by popayekid5540
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11 months ago by
toralmanvar650
toralmanvar650 wrote:

Hello,

You can give a try to kmergenie.

Mostly it works for me.

ADD COMMENTlink written 11 months ago by toralmanvar650

I have tried that and best kmer from kmergenie was way too high. For this data it was 119. I was not sure this kmer to use in jellyfish for genome estimation

ADD REPLYlink written 11 months ago by popayekid5540

I don't understand when kmergenie along with best kmer already gives you estimated genome size then why you want to use jellyfish again for the same? Checking the histo.pdf file generated from kmergenie properly can give you required answer.

ADD REPLYlink written 11 months ago by toralmanvar650
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11 months ago by
genomax58k
United States
genomax58k wrote:

You can use Jellyfish as described here. BBMap suite has kmercountexact.sh that can be used for this purpose.

ADD COMMENTlink written 11 months ago by genomax58k

Thank you for the response. I was following the 1st link for genome estimation. It was mentioned for eukaryote 17-31 would be fine in jellyfish. In the tutorial they chose 25. Still not understanding how to choose the kmer length for counting. kmercountexact.sh is taking kmer length of 31 as default.

Is 31 a std kmer length for any eukaryote genomes?

ADD REPLYlink written 11 months ago by popayekid5540
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