User Tools

Site Tools


John St. John's lecture on EULER-SR and Celera; Michael Cusack's lecture on MIRA

Misc Notes:

campusrocks is broken! The head node has the file system mounted as /campusdata, but the client nodes have it mounted as /campus. The workaround is to use the trick in assemblies/Pog/map-colorspace5/Makefile

CWD ?= $(subst campusdata,campus,$(shell pwd))

Then instead of

        qsub -cwd


        qsub -wd ${CWD}

Pog has 2 repeats: ~1k & 1.1k
use makefiles, not shell scripts!

Sanger quality info
Kevin found the location of the Sanger qual info.
.as or something like that.
3 different files from 3 different runs.

SOLiD data formats:
.csfasta = colorspace with numbers
.de = changes #s to letters (0123 → ACGT) but it’s colors not numbers! very confusing.
.fa is the real basespace

Kevin mapped newbler to join the contigs found a bug in the python script to map the solid reads. Detected because there were no joining reads for the two that joined the extrachromosomal reads. There was a sign error in one of my tests. Re-did colorspace mapping on newbler5 assembly. May still have a bug since one gap is covered by 10 thousand reads whereas the other side has one that is only covered by 200 reads. Will be looking to see if there is another bug. If you have mate-pair data, it's good to have software to check for correct answers. Pog matepair data, compare to other assembly tools.


SR == Short Reads

Euler-SR is a short-read De Bruijn Graph assembler that can use long reads and mate-pairs.

Ran on 454 data with the Sanger data concatenated into one file.

Have to set up env vars.
No make install options.
Things are mixed up.
You have to run it where you installed it

It ran well the first time (it ran, at least)

${EUSRC}/assembly/ pogreads.fasta 25

~2k contigs which create a 2x long genome… suspicious
are contigs overlapping?
find out:
check contig-blat_strict_match (blat alignment to reference genome)
look for “Q name” (contigs) which match to the same “T start” positions on the reference genome
answer:yes, appear to overlap a lot – double coverage because they totally overlap

There is one 91k contig.

Things to try to improve the run:
- longer k-mers, increasing to 31 should be easy
- increase frequency threshold (help make up for read errors, maybe?)
- throw out the tiny contigs, reduce your cutoff.

Does have an option to do some simple quality filtering on the reads
if quality data such as fastq is used?
-minmult look at how many things map to this area,
if less than this many things, throw it out.

Error-correct reads, construct repeat graph,
simplifiy repeat graph with mate-reads
Error correction by threading.
Tries to make minimal corrections to beginnings of reads,
uses those to make the kmers. Later threads the full readlength through.

“Error Correction via threading”
- took reads that “they couldn’t make error free”
- made contigs out of these
- tried to map them back to the “error-free” contigs
- perhaps this is where it went wrong?

Mate reads.
Multiple paths of similar length are hard to disambiguate.
You can use multiple matepairs and bootstrap analysis.
Use the paths with the highest probability.

Pog repeats aside:
There are several large homologous regions on opposite strands
in Pog data that are kinds of repeats.
They are at both ends of the area that inverts.
Inversion happens by homologous matching, then swapping by two strands.
Like a sloppy integrase.

Solid data.
Used the regular base-space data in colorspace_input.fa (not double-encoded).
Tried to run on just the SOLiD data… started on Sunday, but still running (Wed)

Celera Assember:

Celera on Pog 454 got 2.4M genome. 386 contigs. Max size 34k.
Needs quality information also, even for the Sanger reads
So can't run unless you have the .qual files

Script for converting Illumina (Solexa) reads into their format but not released yet.
Their next release is supposedly soon (May 1st).

They have settings for sungrid running, but it did not work,
so he turned it off.

How noisy is the solid data? (Kevin)
On the stuff that maps completely, about 1.5% err rate.
The ones that didn't map cleanly had error-rate 2.5%.
Error rate goes up at the end.
Had some fluidics reads problems at some base positions.

Took about 50 minutes for all.
For comparison, Newbler took 18 minutes and 31 non-overlapping contigs.

Just qsub them with no arguments, and it runs everything. (“Them”? “it”? What does this sentence mean? FIXMEKevin Karplus 2010/05/02 09:14)


Mostly used the default settings.


Running is easy. Parameters: fasta denovo, tell it which instruments it has (e.g. 454 etc).

Needs datafile named pog_in.[format].fa
uses sff_extract script to create .fasta and .fasta.qual files
and also the traceinfo_in.454.xml file.

Time: 1 hour plus.

Created 621 contigs, 30 larger than 500. (largest contig 640k)
The 500 cutoff it probably too large.
100 might me more reasonable.
Total concensus size is good.
But… upon mapping to the reference genome,
it turns out that while it is making big contigs, it's producing a chimeric assembly, in which the contigs join genomic regions that are not truly adjacent. It’s getting bigger contigs because it’s joining them incorrectly!
This is very bad; worse even than a lot of small contigs

Not DBG. Should find out more about how it actually works.
Good to know how it works so you know what to do with the parameters.

Newbler may be able to take fasta+qual file.

Mira might be worth fussing with on the parameters a bit more if it looks like it is doing a good job.

Mira probably can't handle large genomes due to memory. Mira has a tool to estimate memory required. For a 3.2G genome it will need 1.1TB ram.

You could leave a comment if you were logged in.
lecture_notes/04-28-2010.txt · Last modified: 2010/05/02 16:22 by karplus