Question: Installing a pre-built index with Bowtie(1)
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3 months ago by
gld_binf00 wrote:

Forgive any novice mistakes/details overlooked as this is my first post, and I am a student of Bioinformatics.

My question is more theory oriented than asking for help. I am following the Bowtie: Tutorial from JHU and am using a pre-built index as referenced on the tutorial page. My question is that the instructions mention to unzip the <species> to successfully install the index. This appears to work and I am able to test this successfully.

If this is the case then why does the zipped package come with a file? Is this included to download specified chromosomes and create a 'narrow' reference dictionary?

Thank you in advance.

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3 months ago by
JC7.7k wrote:

The "" script is used to automatically create the index, also in case you want to know how was generated or want to create your own.

ADD COMMENTlink written 3 months ago by JC7.7k

Thank you for confirming my doubt!

ADD REPLYlink written 3 months ago by gld_binf00

If an answer was helpful you should upvote it, if the answer resolved your question you should mark it as accepted.

ADD REPLYlink written 3 months ago by WouterDeCoster38k
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