Extract reads based on overlap

This tool can be used to extract subsets of reads based on annotations. When extracting reads with a specific annotation, the annotation will function as a tag pulling out all the reads with the overlapping annotation (or, when handling paired read data, all the pairs of reads). To launch the tool, go to:

        Toolbox | Track Tools (Image track_tools) | Annotate and Filter | Extract Reads Based on Overlap (Image filter_overlapping_annotations_16_n_p)

Read mapping tracks can be used as input as shown in the dialog in figure 21.8.

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Figure 21.8: Select a read mapping. Only one read mapping can be selected at the time.

The next step is to select the annotated track(s) to be used for pulling out reads and specify which reads to include (figure 21.9).

The options in this wizard are:

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Figure 21.9: Select the track(s) containing the annotation(s) of interest. Multiple tracks can be selected at the same time.

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Figure 21.10: Output from Extract reads based on overlap. The overlap track used as input was generated using the "Identify Graph Threshold Areas". Top: The read mapping used as input, middle: Output when "Only include reads within intervals" has been ticked, bottom: Output when "Only include reads within intervals" has been deselected.

Overlap tracks
Select the annotated track
Only include reads within the intervals
It is possible to select whether only reads within the intervals should be extracted, or whether reads continuing outside the annotated region should be extracted. The difference between the options can be seen in figure 21.10.
Paired status
Include intact paired reads
When paired reads are placed within the paired distance specified, they will fall into this category. Per default, these reads are colored in blue.
Include paired reads from broken pairs
When a pair is broken, either because only one read in the pair matches, or because the distance or relative orientation is wrong, the reads are placed and colored as single reads, but you can still extract them by checking this box.
Include single reads
This will include reads that are marked as single reads (as opposed to paired reads). Note that paired reads that have been broken during assembly are not included in this category. Single reads that come from trimming paired sequence lists are included in this category.
Match specificity
Include specific matches
Reads that only are mapped to one position.
Include non-specific matches
Reads that have multiple equally good alignments to the reference. These reads are colored yellow per default.
Alignment quality
Include perfectly aligned reads
Reads where the full read is perfectly aligned to the reference sequence (or consensus sequence for de novo assemblies). Note that at the end of the contig, reads may extend beyond the contig (this is not visible unless you make a selection on the read and observe the position numbering in the status bar). Such reads are not considered perfectly aligned reads because they don't align in their entire length.
Include reads with less than perfect alignment
Reads with mismatches, insertions or deletions, or with unaligned nucleotides at the ends (the faded part of a read).
Spliced status
Include spliced reads
Reads that are across an intron.
Include non spliced reads
Reads that are not across an intron.