Question: Gi Error/Shift In The Output Of Megablast ?
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Sandrine Hughes50 wrote:
Dear all, I have a trouble with the Megablast program available in NGS Mapping and I hope that you can help. Indeed, I think that there might be a problem with the table given in output, and notably a shift between the GI numbers and the parameters associated. Here are the details: I. First, what I have done : I used the program to identify the species that I have in a mix of sequences by using the following options: Database nt 27-Jun-2011 Word size 16 Identity 90.0 Cutoff 0.001 Filter out low complexity regions Yes I run the analyses twice and obtained exactly the same results (I used the online version of Galaxy, not a local one). II. Second, I analysed the data obtained for one of my sequence (1-202). The following lines are the beginning of the table that I obtained after the megablast and two lines with troubles: 1-202 312182292 484 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 1 150 2e-75 289.0 1-202 312182201 476 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 1 150 2e-75 289.0 1-202 308228725 928 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 19 168 2e-75 289.0 1-202 308228711 938 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 22 171 2e-75 289.0 1-202 308197083 459 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 10 159 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392378 920 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 10 159 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392376 918 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 9 158 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392375 922 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 11 160 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392374 931 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 21 170 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392373 909 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 21 170 2e-75 289.0 1-202 300392371 1172 99.33 150 1 0 1 150 9 158 2e-75 289.0 ... 1-202 179366399 151762 98.67 150 2 0 1 150 46880 47029 6e-73 281.0 1-202 58617849 511 98.67 150 2 0 1 150 21 170 6e-73 281.0 III. Third, what I’ve noticed: My first problem was that among all the species identified, two were very different from the expected ones (2 last lines). So I decided to search if that could be possible for this sequence and performed independently a megablast on the NCBI with similar options. I was not able to find these two species in the results. So, I decided to check the hits identified in the table above and identified a second problem. In the table, the second column give the GI of the database hit and the third column give the length of the database hit. However, when I manually checked in NCBI the length of the GI, this one was incorrect. Indeed, for the GI 312182292, the length should be 580 and not 484. By checking different lines, I noticed that the length that is given for a GI corresponds to the length of the GI-1. As you can see in the above table, some GI are consecutive (300392376, 300392375,...). When checking the length of 300392376 in NCBI, I should have 920. But when I checked 300392375, I found 918. And this was true for the following lines : 300392374 give normally 922 and 300392373 give 931... My conclusion at that point was that there is a shift of –1 between the GI and the other parameters of the line (indeed the parameters for the remaining columns are in agreement with the length of the GI-1). However, that’s not always true.... For some GI given in the table (for example, the two last lines), if we check the parameters of the GI-1, the parameters are completely different... So, I suppose that there is a problem in the GI sorting during the megablast but I’m not able to clearly define the problem. IV. Fourth, confirmed with an other dataset In order to be sure that the problem was not linked to my data or my process, I asked a colleague to do a megablast on independent data. The conclusions were similar to mine : a shift in the GI given in the table and the parameters associated on the same line, that most of the time but not always, correspond to GI-1. Can you confirm that there is a problem with the output of the megablast available in Galaxy ? If yes, do you think there is a way to fix it ? Thanks a lot, Sandrine
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