Question: Multiple Samples Data And Chromosome Ideograms From Cnv Caller
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7.2 years ago by
madkitty580 wrote:

I have posted a similar question here :

An other similar figure representing multiple samples ideograms can be found here :

From mouse genome mm9 I have CNV Losses and Gain from Breakdancer and CNVnator, so our data have only :

  • type of CNV
  • breakpoint start and end coordinates
  • chromosome number
  • length of the Copy Number.

Based on those data and knowing that we have 6 samples to represent on one ideogram, which software is more appropriate to have a nice ideogram of our 6 samples ?

Thanks :)

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ADD COMMENTlink written 7.2 years ago by madkitty580
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7.2 years ago by
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Michael Dondrup46k wrote:

That restricts your choice to packages that support mouse chromosomes, immediately excluding e.g. the GenomeGraphs and quantsmooth bioconductor packages because they support only human ideograms, but the Gviz Bioconductor package does support genomes in Ensembl and UCSC. From the examples, it looks like it is the most efficient way of making publication ready ideograms with your data right now. Step through the examples in the package vignettes and try them out.

Here is one example that makes such a plot, I display only two data tracks but you will manage, you need to install the Gviz package in R before:

gen <- "mm9" # mouse genome
chr <- "chr7" # chromosome 7

## make some markers
anot1 = IRanges(start=runif(100, min=1, max=152524553), width=1)
anot2 = IRanges(start=runif(100, min=1, max=152524553), width=1)
## ideogram:
itrack <- IdeogramTrack(genome = gen, chromosome = chr)
## axis:
gtrack <- GenomeAxisTrack()
## plot:
atrack1 <- AnnotationTrack(anot1, chromosome = chr,
genome = gen, name = "Sample1")
atrack2 <- AnnotationTrack(anot2, chromosome = chr,
genome = gen, name = "Sample2")
plotTracks(list(itrack, gtrack, atrack1, atrack2))

Resulting plot

ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.2 years ago • written 7.2 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

Thanks a lot for your helpful answer! I'm installing Gviz right now. How should I configure data for sample 1 and 2 ? And where is my input file in the code you've mentioned ? for some reason I don't see it..

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by madkitty580

I simply generated random data, if you want to read a GFF file, most likely the package rtracklayer will support. If it is VCF, you can use the VariantAnnotation package.

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

Oh Thanks! I have everything on an excel spreadsheet right now. So I would input my excel data as a VCF file I guess .. Does that go instead of atrack1 & atrack2 ?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by madkitty580

Simply export into a tab or comma separated file in Ecxel and use read.delim in R. Actually you will only need columns chromosome and position information. A width or end column maybe, if you have variant larger than 1 bp. I guess you can figure that out?

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

God knows! I'm a R newbie but I can try to learn and see .. If that doesn't work out I will post a new thread :) I will check this out right now! Thanks a lot for your help!!

ADD REPLYlink written 7.2 years ago by madkitty580
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