Journal article

Necklace: combining reference and assembled transcriptomes for more comprehensive RNA-Seq analysis

Nadia M Davidson, Alicia Oshlack

GigaScience | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analyses can benefit from performing a genome-guided and de novo assembly, in particular for species where the reference genome or the annotation is incomplete. However, tools for integrating an assembled transcriptome with reference annotation are lacking. Findings: Necklace is a software pipeline that runs genome-guided and de novo assembly and combines the resulting transcriptomes with reference genome annotations. Necklace constructs a compact but comprehensive superTranscriptome out of the assembled and reference data. Reads are subsequently aligned and counted in preparation for differential expression testing. Conclusions: Necklace allows a compreh..

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