Hello all, Did this issue get resolved?
If Sandrine was right about there being an off by one error in GI number in the BLAST tabular output, it could be a bug in 'legacy' blastall command. I say 'legacy' BLAST because that's what Galay's NGS 'megablast' tool is using internally (as opposed to the the NCBI's replacement BLAST+). Peter On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Guru Ananda <g...@psu.edu> wrote: > Dear Sandrine, > > Thanks for pointing out this issue. > The BLAST databases we have on Galaxy are from last year, while those on > NCBI website are the latest (Jan 2012). As pointed out on NCBI website > (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Sitemap/sequenceIDs.html), it appears that each > time any change is made to a sequence/database, GI numbers change as well. > This is perhaps why you're observing discrepancies in GI numbers and lengths > between megablast outputs on Galaxy and NCBI. I'm currently in the process > of downloading the latest BLAST databases from NCBI, and I'll let you know > when they're available for use on Galaxy. > > Thanks for your patience, > Guru > Galaxy team. > > > On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM, Sandrine Hughes > <sandrine.hug...@ens-lyon.fr> wrote: >> >> Dear all, >> >> I’m not sure where I need to send my email so I apologize if I’m wrong. >> >> I have a trouble with the Megablast program available in NGS Mapping and I >> hope that you can help. Indeed, I think that there might be a problem with >> the table given in output, and notably a shift between the GI numbers and >> the parameters associated. >> >> Here are the details: >> >> I. First, what I have done : >> I used the program to identify the species that I have in a mix of >> sequences by using the following options: >> Database nt 27-Jun-2011 >> Word size 16 >> Identity 90.0 >> Cutoff 0.001 >> Filter out low complexity regions Yes >> I run the analyses twice and obtained exactly the same results (I used >> the online version of Galaxy, not a local one). >> >> II. Second, I analysed the data obtained for one of my sequence (1-202). >> The following lines are the beginning of the table that I obtained after the >> megablast and two lines with troubles: >> >> 1-202 312182292 484 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 1 150 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 312182201 476 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 1 150 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 308228725 928 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 19 168 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 308228711 938 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 22 171 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 308197083 459 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 10 159 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392378 920 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 10 159 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392376 918 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 9 158 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392375 922 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 11 160 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392374 931 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 21 170 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392373 909 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 21 170 2e-75 289.0 >> 1-202 300392371 1172 99.33 150 1 0 1 >> 150 9 158 2e-75 289.0 >> ... >> 1-202 179366399 151762 98.67 150 2 0 1 >> 150 46880 47029 6e-73 281.0 >> 1-202 58617849 511 98.67 150 2 0 1 >> 150 21 170 6e-73 281.0 >> >> >> III. Third, what I’ve noticed: >> My first trouble was that among all the species identified, two were >> very different from the expected ones (2 last lines). So I decided to search >> if that could be possible for that sequence and performed independently a >> megablast on the NCBI with similar options. I was not able to find these two >> species in the results. >> So, I decided to check the hits identified in the table above and >> identified a second trouble. In the table, the second column give the GI of >> the database hit and the third column give the length of the database hit. >> However, when I manually checked in NCBI the length of the GI, this one was >> incorrect. Indeed, for the GI 312182292, the length should be 580 and not >> 484. >> By checking different lines, I noticed that the length that is given >> for a GI corresponds to the length of the GI-1. As you can see in the above >> table, some GI are consecutive (300392376, 300392375,...). When checking the >> length of 300392376 in NCBI, I should have 920. But when I checked >> 300392375, I found 918. And this was true for the following lines : >> 300392374 give normally 922 and 300392373 give 931... My conclusion at that >> point was that there was a shift of –1 between the GI and the other >> parameters of the line (indeed the parameters for the remaining columns are >> in agreement with the length of the GI-1). However, that’s not always >> true.... For some GI given in the table (for example, the two last lines), >> if we check the parameters of the GI-1, the parameters are completely >> different... So, I suppose that there is a trouble in the GI sorting during >> the megablast but I’m not able to clearly define the problem. >> >> IV. Fourth, confirmed with an other dataset >> In order to be sure that the problem was not linked to my data or my >> process, I asked a colleague to do a megablast on independent data. The >> conclusions were similar to mine : a shift in the GI given in the table and >> the parameters associated, that most of the time but not always, correspond >> to GI-1. >> >> Can you confirm that there is a problem with the output of the megablast >> available in Galaxy ? If yes, do you think you can fix it ? >> >> Many thanks for your help, >> >> Best regards, >> >> Sandrine > > > > > -- > Graduate student, Bioinformatics and Genomics > Makova lab/Galaxy team > Penn State University > 505 Wartik lab > University Park PA 16802 > g...@psu.edu > > > ___________________________________________________________ > The Galaxy User list should be used for the discussion of > Galaxy analysis and other features on the public server > at usegalaxy.org. Please keep all replies on the list by > using "reply all" in your mail client. 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