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Standard PRO-seq parameters in Pluto

Methods for the out-of-the-box PRO-seq pipeline

Written by Andrew Goodspeed


Raw FASTQ files were processed using the nf-core/nascent pipeline (1, 2). Reads were aligned with BWA (4) to GRCh38/hg19 (human) or GRCm38/mm10 (mouse) and quantified to gene counts using featureCounts (5) and a custom SAF file.


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