Question: Bwa Alignments With Gaps
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6.9 years ago by
lob10 wrote:

I am looking for a description of bwa algorithm for mapping with gaps. More precisely I wonder how bwa handles mismatches in reads with gaps. Does it have the same maximum mismatches allowed than when there is no gaps? Does someone know where I can find a cleared description of bwa gapped alignment algorithm?


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ADD COMMENTlink written 6.9 years ago by lob10

There are three alignment algorithms within bwa. Do you mean "bwa aln" (backtrack), "bwa bwasw" (bwa smith-waterman), or "bwa mem" (maximal-exact-matching)? I assume the first since you are talking about "maximum mismatches". I would suggest reading Heng Li's original BWA paper and post specific questions.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.9 years ago by nilshomer60
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