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rnaSPAdes (version 3.15.4+galaxy2)
It assumes that all samples belong to the same library. If you want to use samples from two different libraries, include the second library as additional set of short-reads.
Enable this option if you want to combine to data sources (e.g. single and paired reads).
Additional read files
Additional read files 0
By default rnaSPAdes uses 2 k-mer sizes, which are automatically detected using read length (approximately one third and half of the maximal read length). We recommend not to change this parameter because smaller k-mer sizes typically result in multiple chimeric (misassembled) transcripts. Comma-separated list, all values must be odd, less than 128 and listed in ascending order.
Phred quality offset in the input reads. Default: auto-detect
rnaSPAdes supports strand-specific RNA-Seq datasets. Use 'RF' when first read in pair corresponds to reverse gene strand (antisense data, e.g. obtained via dUTP protocol) and 'FR' otherwise. If the dataset is single-end use 'FR' option in case when reads correspond to gene strand and 'RF' otherwise. Note: strand-specificity is not related and should not be confused with FR and RF orientation of paired reads. RNA-Seq paired-end reads typically have forward-reverse orientation, which is assumed by default and no additional options are needed
Error correction requires FASTQ input files.
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What it does

SPAdes - St. Petersburg genome assembler - is an assembly toolkit containing various assembly pipelines.

rnaSPAdes is a subtool for de novo transcriptome assembly from RNA-Seq data and is suitable for all kinds of organisms.


rnaSPAdes take as an input at least one paired-end or single-end library. For hybrid assembly you can use PacBio or Oxford Nanopore reads.

In case you have sequenced several RNA-Seq libraries using the same protocol from different tissues / conditions, and the goal as to assemble a total transcriptome, we suggest to provide all files as a single library. Note, that sequencing using the same protocol implies that the resulting reads have the same length, insert size and strand-specificity. Transcript quantification for each sample can be done afterwards by separately mapping reads from each library to the assembled transcripts.



More information can be found on on github.