Question: FeatureCounts on HG38
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14 months ago by
elb160 wrote:

Hi guys, I'm trying to move from HG19 to HG38. While running FeatureCounts using Refseq*.gtf I see some differences between HG19 and HG38. This I suppose is expected but I only would like to know if I'm doing wrong since I'm a newbie in the RNA-Seq HG38 analysis. Here some outputs of FeatureCounts for one sample (single end) as example:


Features : 460394
Meta-features : 24103
Chromosomes/contigs : 49
Total reads : 24944206.
Successfully assigned reads : 11116093 (44.6%)

The same sample with HG38:
Features : 536042
Meta-features : 50502
Chromosomes/contigs : 256
Total reads : 27605790
Successfully assigned reads : 6766947 (24.5%)

The alignment was performed using STAR and in both cases the Uniquely mapped reads % was around 93% or in any case it was comparable between the HG19 and HG38. Moreover, FeatureCounts was used as follows:

Fcounts <- featureCounts(files=fileName, 
                           isGTFAnnotationFile=TRUE, GTF.attrType="gene_id", 
                           GTF.featureType="exon", nthreads=4, minMQS=3, isPairedEnd=FALSE)

Can anyone give me some feedback?

Thank you in advance

hg19 rna-seq star refseq • 741 views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 14 months ago by h.mon27k • written 14 months ago by elb160

I changed your post from Job to Question.

ADD REPLYlink modified 14 months ago • written 14 months ago by Medhat8.4k

At least if you run featureCounts on the command line you get a file with summary metrics, if R produces that as well then have a look at it. If R doesn't produce that file then run featureCounts directly rather than via the R wrapper.

ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by Devon Ryan92k

the stats are in Fcounts$stat

ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by WouterDeCoster41k

How the number of reads is different, if it is the same sample?

Total reads : 24944206


Total reads : 27605790

ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by h.mon27k

Successfully assigned reads is different

ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by elb160
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