Question: Motif location for enriched motif in HOMER
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8 months ago by
Prakash1.0k wrote:


A quick question, why homer gives different number of regions for a given motif when extracting motif location using and

e.g from HOMER tutorial ERalpha.peaks hg18 MotifOutputDirectory/ -find motif1.motif > outputfile.txt ERalpha.peaks hg18 -m motif1.motif > outputfile.txt

If I analyze for my peaks for a given motif , I get different no. of total regions having this motif.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 8 months ago by genomax67k • written 8 months ago by Prakash1.0k
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8 months ago by
Kevin Blighe42k
Republic of Ireland
Kevin Blighe42k wrote:

Just on face value, the programs have different functionality, so, I would not expect them to produce the exact same results. is about annotating already-identified peaks with current knowledge. is specifically about "discovering motifs in ... genomic regions". One clear distinction that I see is that specifically states that it will search for novel motifs.

There are undoubtedly other subtle differences in the command line parameter settings.


ADD COMMENTlink written 8 months ago by Kevin Blighe42k

Thanks Kevin !

Actually I performed de novo motif analysis of peaks using and it showed enrichment for a motif, say 20 % of total target. I was interested to know the genomic regions for this enriched motif. So I used to extract the regions and it extracted genomic regions more than 20% whereas extracted ~20 % of total peaks.

ADD REPLYlink written 8 months ago by Prakash1.0k

Perhaps you could look at some individual examples of where they differ. Then, you may better understand in which way(s) the 2 functions behave differently

ADD REPLYlink written 8 months ago by Kevin Blighe42k
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