Question: (Closed) merge Fastq or Bam file?
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9 months ago by
star190 wrote:

I have three technical replicates from RNA seq data, I like to merge them together. I would like to know is there any difference if I merge them after aligning (after aligning each one separately) as .bam file or I can do that before aligning when I have Fastq file then run alignment?

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ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by star190

Hello star!

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ADD REPLYlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by ATpoint21k

Thanks for reply, but in that question my problem was related to technical and biological replicate, but here is about deference between merging bam and fastq files. I like to know is it impact on downstream results.

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by star190

Technical replicates have no added value in NGS sequencing. They can be merged at any step and treated as a single sample.

ADD REPLYlink written 9 months ago by genomax70k
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