BamUtil: recab

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Overview of the recab function of bamUtil

The recab option of bamUtil recalibrates a SAM/BAM file.

Handling Recalibration/Implementation Notes

Reads Not Recalibrated:

  • Duplicates
  • Unmapped
  • Mapping Quality = 0
  • Mapping Quality = 255

Recalibration is a 2-step process that loops through the file twice:

  1. Build Recalibration Table
  2. Apply Recalibration Table

Recalibration is done by grouping bases based on a set of covariates:

  • Read Group
  • Cycle
  • 1st/2nd read in pair
  • Previous Cycle's Base
  • This Cycle's Base

For Reverse Strands, the reverse complement of the SAM/BAM is used for the cycle, previous cycle's base, and current cycle's base.

Not all bases are used for building the Recalibration table. Only bases meeting the following criteria are used:

  • Base is a CIGAR Match/Mismatch
  • Previous base is a CIGAR Match/Mismatch or it is the first cycle
  • Base position is not a dbSNP position
  • Previous base position is not a dbSNP position (if not first cycle)
  • Base quality > 5 (or the configurable minimum)

The Recalibration Table is applied on all bases in the read sequence (ignoring the alignment/CIGAR) unless the base quality is < 5 (or the configurable minimum)

This recalibration logic was designed for recalibrating ILLUMINA data.

How to use it

When recab is invoked without any arguments the usage information is displayed as described below under Usage.

The input SAM/BAM file (--in), the output SAM/BAM file (--out), and the reference file (--refFile) are required inputs.


./bam recab (options) --in <InputBamFile> --out <OutputFile> [--log <logFile>] [--verbose] [--noeof] [--params] --refFile <ReferenceFile> [--dbsnp <dbsnpFile>] [--minBaseQual <minBaseQual>] [--maxBaseQual <maxBaseQual>] [--blended <weight>] [--recabLogReg]


Required General Parameters :
	--in <infile>   : input BAM file name
	--out <outfile> : output recalibration file name
Optional General Parameters : 
	--log <logfile> : log and summary statistics (default: [outfile].log)
	--verbose       : Turn on verbose mode
	--noeof         : do not expect an EOF block on a bam file.
	--params        : print the parameter settings

Recab Specific Required Parameters
	--refFile <reference file>    : reference file name
Recab Specific Optional Parameters : 
	--dbsnp <known variance file> : dbsnp file of positions
	--minBaseQual <minBaseQual>   : minimum base quality of bases to recalibrate (default: 5)
	--maxBaseQual <maxBaseQual>   : maximum recalibrated base quality (default: 50)
	--blended <weight>            : blended model weight
	--recabLogReg                 : use logistic regression for calculating the new quality
	--qualField <quality tag>     : tag to get the starting base quality (default is to get it from the Quality field
	--storeQualTag <quality tag>  : tag to store the previous quality into

Input File (--in)

Use --in followed by your file name to specify the SAM/BAM input file.

The program automatically determines if your input file is SAM/BAM/uncompressed BAM without any input other than a filename from the user, unless your input file is stdin.

A - is used to indicate to read from stdin and the extension is used to determine the file type (no extension indicates SAM).

SAM/BAM/Uncompressed BAM from file --in yourFileName
SAM from stdin --in -
BAM from stdin --in -.bam
Uncompressed BAM from stdin --in -.ubam

Note: Uncompressed BAM is compressed using compression level-0 (so it is not an entirely uncompressed file). This matches the samtools implementation so pipes between our tools and samtools are supported.

Output File (--out)

Use --out followed by your file name to specify the SAM/BAM output file.

The file extension is used to determine whether to write SAM/BAM/uncompressed BAM. A - is used to indicate stdout and the extension for file type (no extension is SAM).

SAM to file --out yourFileName.sam
BAM to file --out yourFileName.bam
Uncompressed BAM to file --out yourFileName.ubam
SAM to stdout --out -
BAM to stdout --out -.bam
Uncompressed BAM to stdout --out -.ubam

Note: Uncompressed BAM is compressed using compression level-0 (so it is not an entirely uncompressed file). This matches the samtools implementation so pipes between our tools and samtools are supported.

Output log & Summary Statistics FileName (--log)

Output file name for writing logs & summary statistics.

If this parameter is not specified, it will write to the output file specified in --out + ".log". Or if the output bam is written to stdout (--out starts with '-'), the logs will be written to stderr. If the filename after --log starts with '-' it will write to stderr.

Turn on Verbose Mode (--verbose)

Turn on verbose logging to get more log messages in the log and to stderr.

Do not require BGZF EOF block (--noeof)

Use --noeof if you do not expect a trailing eof block in your bgzf file.

By default, the trailing empty block is expected and checked for.

Print the Program Parameters (--params)

Use --params to print the parameters for your program to stderr.

Reference File (--refFile)

The reference file to use for comparing read bases to the reference.

DBSNP File (--dbsnp)

The dbsnp file that specifies positions to skip recalibrating. Tab delimited file with the chromosome in the first column and the 1-based position in the 2nd column.

Blended Model Weight (--blended)

TBD - this parameter is not yet implemented.

Minimum Recalibration Base Quality (--minBaseQual)

When recalibrating reads, only positions with a base quality greater than this minimum phred quality will be recalibrated. If --minBaseQual is not specified, it is defaulted to 5.

The ILLUMINA specs indicate that any quality below 5 can be used as an error indicator so we do not want to recalibrate those.

Maximum Recalibration Base Quality (--maxBaseQual)

This value sets the maximum phred base quality assigned to a base after recalibrating. Any qualities above this value will be set to this value. It is defaulted to 50.

Logistic Regression (--recabLogReg)

Use the logistic regression empirical qualities for setting the new base qualities instead of the default formula: -10 * log10((#mismatches+1)/(#total+1))

Read the quality from a tag (--qualField)

If this parameter is set, then read the quality string from the specified tag name. If the tag is not found, the quality is read from the quality field.

Store the original quality (--storeQualTag)

If this parameter is set, the original quality will be stored as a string in the specified tag.

Return Value

Returns -1 if input parameters are invalid.

Returns the SamStatus for the reads/writes (0 on success).