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Questions relating to long reads, such as pacbio or nanopore reads.

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How to deal with heterozygosity during polishing of genome assembly based on long reads?

All the long-read sequencing platforms are based on single-molecule sequencing which causes higher per-base error rates. For this reason a polishing step was added to genome assembly pipelines - ...
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How can I improve a long-read assembly with a repetitive genome?

I'm currently trying to assembly a genome from a rodent parasite, Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. This genome does have an existing reference genome, but it is highly fragmented. Here are some ...
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Finding the location and unit length of repetitive sequences within a long read

After discovering a few difficulties with genome assembly, I've taken an interest in finding and categorising repetitive DNA sequences, such as this one from Nippostrongylus brasiliensis [each base is ...
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calling diploid SNVs from long reads

I'd like to call diploid SNV variants from long-reads data (~80SMRTcells PacBio). I have generated a draft reference genome for an indivudual from a heterozygous (~4%) species (Canu+Haplomerger2). ...
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How can I use Nanopore reads to close gaps or resolve repeats in a short-read assembly?

Low coverage MinION reads should be useful to close gaps and resolve repeats left by short-read assemblers. However, I haven't had any success with the software I know about. I'm aware of the ...
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Why Illumina if PacBio provides longer and better reads?

PacBio provides longer read length than Illumina's short-length reads. Longer reads offer better opportunity for genome assembly, structural variant calling. It is not worse than short reads for ...
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Coverage calculation: long reads (RNA-seq)

Say your aim is to calculate the coverage of an RNA-seq experiment generated with long-read sequencing (so, uneven read length). Up to now, I relied on the Lander/Waterman equation: $$C = L*N / G$$...
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wtdbg2: practical implications of k-mer fsize and psize choice

I am using wtdbg2 2.3 to assemble a human genome (sequenced on PromethION from a cell line). I filtered out reads with low average quality, and now I am trying to determine the parameters that will ...
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Questions regarding Nanopore sequencing analysis

I am new to Nanopore sequencing analysis. I have a couple of questions regarding it which are as follows: How do I know if my fast5 file is multiread or single read file? Is there a way to combine ...
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Structural variant calling for low-coverage PacBio data

PacBio is selling ~10x PacBio SEQUEL long reads as an upgrade to Illumina data for SV discovery. In a clinical setting, the main requirements are proper sensitivity and specificity but also the ...
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How to simulate nanopore reads?

I have looked already here: Tools for simulating Oxford Nanopore reads . This doesn't answer my question, because it lists a few Nanopore read simulators, but I have specific problems with each of ...
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Detecting structural variants with MinION data

Working on various cancers I have an interest in detecting structural variation (SV) in human, we've successfully used various tools like Pindel, SVDetect, Manta, and LUMPY, to name a few for ...
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Rapid metagenomics classifiers on long read data [closed]

I recently used the minION (Nanopore, 9.4 flow cell, RAD001 kit) to generate a metagenome out of environmental samples. Passed reads weren't brilliant (196, average 1,594bp lenght), but working with ...
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Can I stop my nanopore sequencing run if there are no more reads being produced?

I am sequencing a whole genome on MinION. I have used this flow cell for 6 hours for the phage lambda control. That gave me around 300,000 reads. I started a 48h sequencing run on the same flow cell ...
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Mapping Reads to Known Gene Paralogs with Long Read Technology

I have some sequencing data from a captured region that is a known paralog edited. For now, I have been mapping the data using standard minimap2 flags for PacBio DNA sequencing: ...
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How to map short sequences to long reads, recovering all multiply-mapped high-quality matches

The dilemma: I have around one million short sequences (21 bp to several 100s of basepairs) for which I need to identify all occurrences of in 20-30x coverage noisy long reads (both pacbio and ONT). ...
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Error correction within the long read

I am going to get some data from plasmid sequencing to identify SNPs on the plasmids. What is done in the lab is the following: The plasmids are purified by size. We amplify the plasmids using the ...
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Find pattern that is present twice and allow <=2 mismatches on each

I have a fastq file of 400,000 reads (so speed is important). In the sequences there are barcodes integrated that should be present twice. Given a barcode, I want to find the sequences that have the ...
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Sort reads in BAM file based on presence of specific deletion?

I have an indexed BAM file containing long-read sequencing data and I'd like to split the reads contained within into those with a known deletion and those without the deletion (I have the deletion ...
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How many reads has my sequencing run produced on minion?

I am running a 48 h sequencing protocol on a FLO-MIN107, on MinION, with DNA library-prepped with SQK-RAD004. MinKNOW is installed on my Mac and controlling the MinION. I have found the following ...
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Does MinKNOW work with Mac OSX high sierra 10.13.1?

I have done a compatibility check as described here on my computer to know if I can use MinKNOW on my mac laptop. It says that my OS is incompatible and that the OSX must be Yosemite or El Capitan. ...
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Scaffolding a genome with hybrid data

I am assembling a ~500MB genome, and have ~150x long reads and ~200x 150bp PE short reads, with a ~400bp insert size. I've done a lot of work with minimap+miniasm, and have what I think is a good set ...
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Chromosomal order of supplementary alignment in BAM file "SA" tag

I have several long-read sequences, which when aligned to a human reference genome, aligns to multiple chromosomal fragment as a result of chromothripsis shattering the linear DNA and randomly piecing ...
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What assembler is appropriate for High-Fidelity PacBio reads

What assembler is appropriate for High-Fidelity PacBio reads? For example, canu is good for high-error PacBio reads. But what algorithm to use for HiFi reads? Would it be OK to use canu without the ...
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PacBio long-reads impact in transcriptome de novo assembly?

We are strongly interested in assembly a good transcriptome of reference for a non-model organism and build a local database. We have sequenced the same individual with Illumina (150 millions of pair-...
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Is nanopolish worth it since faster polishing software is available?

For Oxford Nanopore contigs produced by any long-read assembler has anyone performed any benchmarks to compare the polishing tools racon, ...
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Can I pilon-polish long reads with Illumina short reads to improve structural variant detection?

I have pacbio Sequel data at 50 x coverage for a strain of animal. I would like to find structural variants compared to the reference genome sequence. At the moment, I align my reads to the reference ...
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How to interpret the SMRT Link base modification algorithm output?

I have got PacBio data from a Sequel machine at a coverage > 50X. I have run it in SMRT Link with their Base Modification Detection algorithm. I am now trying to figure out how to interpret the output ...
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What to do with the configuration test cell after configuring the MinION with it?

What to do with the configuration test cell after configuring the MinION with it? I received a MinION with a configuration test cell in it. After running a configuration in the MinKNOW software while ...
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Mark BWA-SW split alignments in output for long reads

Is there a way to remove split alignments of single-end long reads from BWA-SW output? BWA-MEM has an option to include or flag split alignments in the result, but it seems BWA-SW method include them ...
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Platanus-allee phasing fail: Error(13): Error, SolveDBG exception!

I am using Platanus-allee 2.2.2 for heterozygous genome (~500mb) assembly with Illumina short reads and PacBio reads input data. I have the file contigs.fa from short reads but phasing step with ...
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Why does samtools mpileup sometimes include ref bases (other than ',' or '.')?

This is my first post here. I can think of no way of giving an easily reproducible example, as per the stack ethos. SO apologies in advance and any feedback on question format appreciated. I have ...
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Difference between paired-end, mate-pair and long read

I writing here because I have some questions for you. I wondered what the essential differences were between paired-end, ...
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BED file from .bam alignment structure

I am using a pipeline from nanopore to detect structural variants (SVs) in a human sample with long-reads sequencing. The first steps of the pipeline are: index the reference genome with ...
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Using ONT MinION, why is that we cannot get a full length DNA read?

Here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9-Rm5AoZGw, ONT claims they can read non-fragmented DNA and that with the hairpin like structure the double strands can be read at once. Then why is that MinION ...
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Oxford nanopore promethion; does guppy3 separate fast5 into pass and fail? If not what does?

just a quick question about fast5 pass fail folders. I have been working under the assumption that the fast5 pass fail folders I was given as raw data from our ONT vendor came from them doing base ...
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Upgrading guppy basecaller on Oxford Nanopore Gridion via PPA

I am trying to update the guppy_basecaller (current version installed is 3.2.10+aabd4ec) on a ONT Gridion device. I am initially trying to update it via the ...
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Is it possible to filter contaminated reads for raw PacBio sequences (not HiFi reads) before assembly?

De novo genome assembly for non-model organisms face the issue of bacterial contamination. For assembled contigs with mostly bacterial-like sequences (based on BLAST search), the entire contig can be ...
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Recommended workflow for RNA long read Kallisto-like TPM estimation?

On short reads, Kallisto/Salmon is a standard workflow for measuring RNA transcript counts in TPM. However, when I tried to Google a similar workflow for long reads, it's not clear there is a ...
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nanopore - where to retrieve information from the basecaller used

Where can I find information about the basecaller used in a specific nanopore run (we have a Gridion machine)? I know already that we have Guppy v. 3.0.3, which I ...
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What is a PacBio "movie file"?

I came across references to "movie files" from PacBio sequencing in this paper: https://www.jimmunol.org/content/204/12/3434 Specifically: Movie files used to generate results presented in ...
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plot transcript expression vs length

I am working on long read RNA sequencing. I am interested in looking whether there is any bias on shorter gene against longer genes in my data as well as whether any bias towards 5' or 3' ends. Oneway ...