Low read coverage in Input: Peak calling/Filtering

Low read coverage in Input: Peak calling/Filtering


Hi everyone,

I have a datasets where the coverage of input is relatively. Actually many reads were filtered out during deduplication step. When I performed peak calling, though peaks are called but low input coverage put me in doubt as if they are reliable or not.

One way I filtered out the peaks with low read count after counting. But since my interest is heterozygosity inside input reads the counting does not help. I also tried to call heterozygous bases from Input but then it is a round-about way to deal.

Is there any other way I can control number of reads in input to consider for peak calling?

Or can I merge both replicates of input to use as merged input (so I use same input for replicates of ChIP)?

Or we need more sequencing done for input to increase coverage (matter of cost)?

I am using MACS1/MACS2 for peak calling.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you





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