Map the read data to the reference and mark duplicates.
The read group information is key for downstream GATK functionality. The GATK will not work without a read group tag. Make sure to enter as much metadata as you know about your data in the read group fields provided. For more information about all the possible fields in the @RG tag, take a look at the SAM specification.
Compose the read group identifier in the following format:
\t stands for the tab character.
Run the following BWA command:
In this command, replace read group info by the read group identifier composed in the previous step.
bwa mem -M -R ’<read group info>’ -p reference.fa raw_reads.fq > aligned_reads.sam
<read group info> bit with the read group identifier you composed at the previous step.
-M flag causes BWA to mark shorter split hits as secondary (essential for Picard compatibility).
This creates a file called
aligned_reads.sam containing the aligned reads from all input files, combined, annotated and aligned to the same reference.
Note that here we are using a command that is specific for pair ended data in an interleaved fastq file, which is what we are providing to you as a tutorial file. To map other types of datasets (e.g. single-ended or pair-ended in forward/reverse read files) you will need to adapt the command accordingly. Please see the BWA documentation for exact usage and more options for these commands.
These initial pre-processing operations format the data to suit the requirements of the GATK tools.
Run the following Picard command to sort the SAM file and convert it to BAM:
java -jar SortSam.jar \ INPUT=aligned_reads.sam \ OUTPUT=sorted_reads.bam \ SORT_ORDER=coordinate
This creates a file called
sorted_reads.bam containing the aligned reads sorted by coordinate.
Run the following Picard command to mark duplicates:
java -jar MarkDuplicates.jar \ INPUT=sorted_reads.bam \ OUTPUT=dedup_reads.bam \ METRICS_FILE=metrics.txt
This creates a sorted BAM file called
dedup_reads.bam with the same content as the input file, except that any duplicate reads are marked as such. It also produces a metrics file called
metrics.txt containing (can you guess?) metrics.
Run the following Picard command to index the BAM file:
java -jar BuildBamIndex.jar \ INPUT=dedup_reads.bam
This creates an index file for the BAM file called
Hello, when I use BWA to map reads generated from targeted sequencing data (Agilent SureSelect kit), how to prepare reference, better use whole genome or selected subset (targeted region) ?
My question is on bwa software when one want to map RNA-seq data on the entire human genome. What should be the specific settings to use to get maximum mapping? Should it be effective if no options are used in the command line?
Thank you for your time
Hi, Does GATK2 provide a walker/option to summarize the read alignment in a given BAM file? The summary including total reads, reads mapped/%, reads uniquely mapped/%, reads uniquely mapped with 0mm/%, reads mapped on-target/%, reads uniquely mapped on-target%, etc is of great use to assess the mapping quality for whole genome or targeted analysis. Please advice me on how I can obtain this using any of the walkers available. Thanks, Raj