Question: Detecting Chimeric Transcripts In Rna-Seq De Novo Assemblies
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gravatar for DoubleDecker
6.2 years ago by
DoubleDecker140
United Kingdom
DoubleDecker140 wrote:

I know there are a couple of good tools around to detect chimeric artifacts arose during transcriptome assembly for species with reference genomes, but what about de novo assemblies with no reference genome?

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gravatar for Leonor Palmeira
6.2 years ago by
Leonor Palmeira3.7k
Li├Ęge, Belgium
Leonor Palmeira3.7k wrote:

Detecting chimeric artifacts without a reference genome can be done using tools such as UCHIME or Slayer.

Both these tools have options to use the initial sequences as reference, and to detect PCR chimeric artefacts by comparing abundance of chimeric sequences to abundance of potential parental sequences, based on the hypothesis that PCR chimeric artefacts should be less abundant than the sequences they originate from (as they were subject to fewer PCR cycles). You will, of course, be discarding potentially biologically interesting chimeric transcripts if these are expressed at lower levels than the non-chimeric transcripts they originate from.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.2 years ago by Leonor Palmeira3.7k

Thanks, but I was thinking more of chimeras resulting from mis-assembly of reads.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.2 years ago by DoubleDecker140

By mis-assembly of reads, do you mean that there will be no chimeric reads supporting the chimeras? If so, it should be quite easy to spot these ones out. But if you do have chimeric reads supporting the mis-assembly, how would you interpret their presence?

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6.0 years ago by
Prakki Rama2.3k
Singapore
Prakki Rama2.3k wrote:

Check this paper: Optimizing de novo assembly of short-read RNA-seq data for phylogenomics

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5.5 years ago by
Prakki Rama2.3k
Singapore
Prakki Rama2.3k wrote:

FullLengtherNEXT tool also has option to check if the sequences are chimeric or not. But, it is better if you download the tool locally along with databases if you have too many sequences. I tried the command line with option -q, --chimera_detection apply chimera detection mode to check the chimeric sequences.

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