Tool: Batmeth: Improved Mapper For Bisulfite Sequencing Reads On Dna Methylation
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brentp23k wrote:

This looks to be a very impressive tool for mapping BS-Seq data in base-space and colorspace.

Figure 2 shows a comparison with some other aligners:

BatMeth has a lower false+ rate with good speed and good true+

They evaluate on real data in base and colorspace, and on simulated data (and it's not their own simulator).

The method is outlined in figure 4:

Briefly the process for a single read is:

  1. convert reference for + and -
  2. convert read for + and -
  3. check 4 possible mappings of read
  4. exclude read if it maps to > N possible locations
  5. compute number of mismatches and report its status as unique or not (only unique reads are used in calculation).

Since this is similar or identical to other BS-Seq mappers, it's not clear to me where they gain in accuracy. It must be that

  1. They discard low-complexity reads (based on shannon-entropy).
  2. They discard reads that are not unique
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ADD COMMENTlink modified 7.0 years ago • written 7.0 years ago by brentp23k

on an unrelated note it seems these bisulfite mappers have the strangest names: BS Seeker, BatMeth, BS Map

ADD REPLYlink written 7.0 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 81k

when I first wrote MethylCoder, it spent a few days as "MethLab"

ADD REPLYlink written 7.0 years ago by brentp23k

hehe, for a second I imaged what it would sound like to ask for funding to "improve the MethLab run times"

ADD REPLYlink written 7.0 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 81k
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