Journal article

Fast and accurate differential transcript usage by testing equivalence class counts [version 1; peer review: 3 approved with reservations]

M Cmero, NM Davidson, A Oshlack

F1000Research | 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 quantifications estimates directly for DTU. Transcript counts can b..

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