Question: Cuffdiff output redundant genes
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2.3 years ago by
xusiyujune10
xusiyujune10 wrote:

Hello, I am using the Galaxy tool Cuffdiff to analyze the RNA-seq data. But for the output file "genes.fpkm_tracking", I found there are redundant genes, I mean the same gene short name, but with different tracking IDs, different gene IDs and different locus. Could you please tell me why this happen? And what's the difference between tracking IDs and gene IDs?

Thank you very much for your help. Looking forward to your reply.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 2.3 years ago by xusiyujune10
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:

Hello,

It sounds as if the annotation linked the gene_name with that one transcript, which then were linked with more than one gene locus. This is not uncommon for some small fraction of most datasets.

The fields are defined here: http://cole-trapnell-lab.github.io/cufflinks/cuffdiff/index.html#fpkm-tracking-files

Best, Jen, Galaxy team

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