How to Make Dot Plots of GO Terms?
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cthangav ▴ 30

I'm looking for a way to make a dot plot like this with my own GO terms that I got using a program called HOMER. Does anyone know of any good tutorials/ have any advice on how to make a dot plot graph like the one below with your own GO terms in R? Chipseeker uses its own GO analysis to generate these plots. https://hbctraining.github.io/Intro-to-ChIPseq/img/compareCluster.png

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Clusterprofiler does that

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antonioggsousa ★ 2.3k

Hi,

If you have all the data with all the information that you need to make the plot, you can easily do it in R, with ggplot2.

# import package
library("ggplot2")

# create fake data
set.seed(1024) # keep reproducibility
go <- paste0("GO", sample(1000:2000, 5))
data <- data.frame("GOs" = rep(go, 2),
"Condition" = rep(c("A", "B"), each = 5),
"GeneRatio" = 1 / sample(10, 10),
"p.adjust" = 0.05 / sample(10, 10))

# plot: dot plot
ggplot(data = data, aes(x = Condition, y = GOs,
color = p.adjust, size = GeneRatio)) +
geom_point() +
scale_color_gradient(low = "red", high = "blue") +
theme_bw() +
ylab("") +
xlab("") +
ggtitle("GO enrichment analysis")

In this case this fake data looks like:

1  GO1980         A 0.1250000 0.050000000
2  GO1213         A 0.1428571 0.025000000
3  GO1308         A 0.1000000 0.010000000
4  GO1396         A 0.2500000 0.006250000
5  GO1351         A 1.0000000 0.008333333
6  GO1980         B 0.3333333 0.007142857
7  GO1213         B 0.1111111 0.005000000
8  GO1308         B 0.1666667 0.016666667
9  GO1396         B 0.2000000 0.005555556
10 GO1351         B 0.5000000 0.012500000

And the plot like this: The p.adjust usually is transformed into -log10(p.adjust) because it provides a better discrimination scale.

I can help a bit more if you provide the structure of your data.

I hope this helps,

António

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Hello António, Thank you for this. The data I want to use is a table of GO terms (text file) that includes columns with the GOTermID, Enrichment, LogP, and Gene Ratio for each term.

The file looks like this in excel, but I do not have an adjusted p value column. Table of GO Terms

I have a table like this for each "condition", A or B in your example.

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Hi cthangav,

You can import your data to R and then calculate the adjusted p value column there, by doing:

data$p.adjust <- p.adjust(p = data$pValue, method = "BH") # assuming that you've a 'pValue' column in your data

The code above will calculate the adjusted p-value/FDR using the Benjamini & Hochberg (1995) method. This will be added to your data frame above. Then just do the plot.

António

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Shalu Jhanwar ▴ 500

Have a look at dot plot with ggplot

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To make the plot the original poster wants in ggplot2 it would be geom_point, not geom_dotplot. The bioconductor library clusterProfiler has a handy convenience function to make these plots quickly too.