A pipeline to simulate sequencing reads, such as Amplicon, Target Capture, Metagenome, and Whole genome data.
This document describes the output produced by the pipeline. Most of the plots are taken from the MultiQC report, which summarises results at the end of the pipeline.
The directories listed below will be created in the results directory after the pipeline has finished. All paths are relative to the top-level results directory.
The pipeline is built using Nextflow and processes data using the following steps:
- ART - Simulated amplicon reads
- bedtools - Probe fasta file
- Bowtie2 - Alignments and index files
- CapSim - Simulated target capture reads
- CRABS - Reference database formatted for amplicon read simulation
- FastQC - Raw read QC
- InSilicoSeq - Simulated metagenomic reads
- MultiQC - Aggregate report describing results and QC from the whole pipeline
- ncbi-genome-download - Reference fasta files
- Pipeline information - Report metrics generated during the workflow execution
- Samplesheet - Samplesheets produced during the running of the pipeline
- Unzip - Unziped probe file
- Wgsim - Simulated wholegenome reads
*1.fq.gz: Read 1 files simulating Illumina reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*2.fq.gz: Read 2 files simulating Illumina reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*.fa: The probe fasta file extracted from the reference fasta file if the input probe file was a bed file.
*.bt2: Bowtie2 index files.
*.bam: BAM file produced from aligning with Bowtie2.
*.bowtie2.log: Log file containing alignment information.
*.bai: Index file produced with SAMtools.
Bowtie2 is a popular tool for aligning sequences to reference reads. For further reading and documentation see the Bowtie2 manual. SAMtools is a popular set of tools for working with sequencing data. For further reading and documentation see the SAMtools documentation.
*_1.fastq.gz: Read 1 files simulating Illumina reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*_2.fastq.gz: Read 2 files simulating Illumina reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*_1.fastq.gz: Read 1 files simulating PacBio reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*_1.fastq.gz: Read 2 files simulating PacBio reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*.fa: Reference fasta file.
*.fa: Reference fasta file for simulating amplicon data.
*_fastqc.html: FastQC report containing quality metrics.
*_fastqc.zip: Zip archive containing the FastQC report, tab-delimited data file and plot images.
FastQC gives general quality metrics about your sequenced reads. It provides information about the quality score distribution across your reads, per base sequence content (%A/T/G/C), adapter contamination and overrepresented sequences. For further reading and documentation see the FastQC help pages.
The FastQC plots displayed in the MultiQC report shows untrimmed reads. They may contain adapter sequence and potentially regions with low quality.
*.fna.gz: Reference fasta files downloaded from NCBI
ncbi-genome-download downloads reference genome files from NCBI.
*R1.fastq.gz: Read 1 files simulating Illumina metagenomic reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*R2.fastq.gz: Read 2 files simulating Illumina metagenomic reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
multiqc_report.html: a standalone HTML file that can be viewed in your web browser.
multiqc_data/: directory containing parsed statistics from the different tools used in the pipeline.
multiqc_plots/: directory containing static images from the report in various formats.
MultiQC is a visualization tool that generates a single HTML report summarising all samples in your project. Most of the pipeline QC results are visualised in the report and further statistics are available in the report data directory.
Results generated by MultiQC collate pipeline QC from supported tools e.g. FastQC. The pipeline has special steps which also allow the software versions to be reported in the MultiQC output for future traceability. For more information about how to use MultiQC reports, see http://multiqc.info.
- Reports generated by Nextflow:
- Reports generated by the pipeline:
pipeline_report*files will only be present if the
--email_on_failparameter’s are used when running the pipeline.
- Reformatted samplesheet files used as input to the pipeline:
- Parameters used by the pipeline run:
- Reports generated by Nextflow:
Nextflow provides excellent functionality for generating various reports relevant to the running and execution of the pipeline. This will allow you to troubleshoot errors with the running of the pipeline, and also provide you with other information such as launch commands, run times and resource usage.
*.csv: Samplesheets with all samples.
*.csv: Samplesheets for each individual sample.
*.fasta: Probe file downloaded if custom probe hasn’t been provided with
*R1.fq.gz: Read 1 files simulating wholegenome reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.
*R2.fq.gz: Read 2 files simulating wholegenome reads. The prefix will be the sample name found in the samplesheet.