Journal article

Using equivalence class counts for fast and accurate testing of differential transcript usage

Marek Cmero, Nadia M Davidson, Alicia Oshlack

F1000Research | F1000 Research Ltd | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: RNA sequencing has enabled high-throughput and fine-grained quantitative analyses of the transcriptome. While differential gene expression is the most widely used application of this technology, RNA-seq data also has the resolution to infer differential transcript usage (DTU), which can elucidate the role of different transcript isoforms between experimental conditions, cell types or tissues. DTU has typically been inferred from exon-count data, which has issues with assigning reads unambiguously to counting bins, and requires alignment of reads to the genome. Recently, approaches have emerged that use transcript quantification estimates directly for DTU. Transcript counts can be..

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