Question: Reference genome can it be partial?
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20 months ago by

I'm doing an RNA-seq on wheat to get differential expression of wild type vs a mutant. I'm only looking at a few specific genes. The wheat genome has not been fully sequenced, and for this problem it does not need to be. NCBI lists transcriptomes only. Can I use a program (e.g. Tuxedo suite) that requires a reference (in this case, the transcriptome) to do the differential expression? I would prefer the reference genome approach because it is simpler than deNovo assembly.


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20 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


Yes, these tools can be used with a transcriptome instead of a genome.

Use the Custom Reference genome feature with tools. It doesn't matter if the CG is partial. A CG is simply a fasta data in your history cleaned up with the tool NormalizeFasta using the options to wrap at 80 bases and to trim the title line at the first whitespace.

Thanks, Jen, Galaxy team

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shengweima0 wrote:

The wheat reference genome v1.0 has released. I have used this reference in my rna_seq data.

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