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12 months ago

megannj
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Hi, all. I'm trying to compare ChIP-seq peak lists of two transcription factors using bedtools fisher. My command is:

```
#bedtools fisher -a Factor1.bed -b Factor2.bed -g mm10.chrom.sizes
```

where the Factor1 and Factor2 files are both lists of peaks 101 bp in width. The mm10.chrom.sizes file contains the size of each chromosome in the mouse genome.

When I do this, I get the following:

```
# Number of query intervals: 27176
# Number of db intervals: 44018
# Number of overlaps: 25704
# Number of possible intervals (estimated): 13386626
# phyper(25704 - 1, 27176, 13386626 - 27176, 44018, lower.tail=F)
# Contingency Table Of Counts
#_________________________________________
# | in -b | not in -b |
# in -a | 25704 | 1472 |
# not in -a | 18314 | 13341136 |
#_________________________________________
# p-values for fisher's exact test left right two-tail ratio 1 0 0 12720.451
```

Is this correct? I'm concerned I'm not using the correct background (-g) file since the possible intervals list is so high.