I am using plasmidSPAdes for plasmid prediction on raw sequencing datas.
I ran the following command:
spades.py -o PlasmidSPades_results -1 R1_raw_reads.fastq -2 R2_raw_reads.fastq --plasmid
The program works fine but I'm having trouble interpreting the output files.
Indeed, on the file named contigs.fasta, I have several contigs with the id: component_X. Here is an example:
>NODE_1_length_43010_cov_119.234319_component_0 GCGCGTCGCCGAGCTTGTCGAGC ... >NODE_20_length_950_cov_73.572738_component_1 TTGCTCAGCTTGTCGGTGGCTTGCCA ... >NODE_5_length_11025_cov_340.981549_component_2 TATACGCAAATACGTATTTGCGTGATAC ...
I am assuming that because I have 3 different component IDs, my strain has 3 plasmids? Is that absolutely wrong?
If someone would help me interpreting plasmidSPAdes output, it would be very helpful!
Thank you in advance