Question: ERROR MESSAGE: Fasta index file
gravatar for granecious
13 months ago by
granecious0 wrote:

Good day

Can someone please assist me with the following. I am new to GATK(3.8), and I want to run the RealignerTargetCreator command according to what is specified on the GATK website.

This is my specific command:

>singularity exec /tools/containers/gatk/gatk-3.8--py36_4.simg java -jar GenomeAnalysisTK.jar \
-T RealignerTargetCreator \
-R ~/Analysis_data/GATK/refs/ref.fa \
-known ~/Analysis_data/GATK/Mills_and_1000G_gold_standard.indels.hg38.vcf \
-known ~/Analysis_data/GATK/Homo_sapiens_assembly38.known_indels.vcf \
-I marked_dup.bam \
-o forIndelRealigner.intervals

but I get the following error message:

> ERROR MESSAGE: Fasta index file /usr/people/sfernol/Analysis_data/GATK/refs/ref.fasta.fai.fai for reference /usr/people/sfernol/Analysis_data/GATK/refs/ref.fasta.fai does not exist.

I read up on similar problems and I tried putting the different reference files in the same location, but i still get the same error.

I used Picard for creating the .dict file and samtools for indexing my reference genome file, so i have those two files and the original fasta file in the same folder.

I am not sure what I am doing wrong, please help?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago by finswimmer13k • written 13 months ago by granecious0
gravatar for Pierre Lindenbaum
13 months ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum129k wrote:
samtools faidx  ~/Analysis_data/GATK/refs/ref.fa

We use the faidx command in samtools to prepare the fasta index file. This file describes byte offsets in the fasta file for each contig, allowing us to compute exactly where a particular reference base at contig:pos is in the fasta file.

ADD COMMENTlink written 13 months ago by Pierre Lindenbaum129k


I managed to solve my problem. I had to rename my sam indexed file to correspond to my ref.fa, since my file formats were different GATK could not pick up my index file.

I renamed my index file from ref.fasta.fai to ref.fa.fai and it worked.

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by granecious0
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