P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas
Departamento de Genética Molecular y Microbiología

Plant Systems Biology Lab


The pipeline described in Contreras and Moyano et al 2017 should be used primarily as a learning tool and starting point from which carefully evaluate and decide how to implement a pipeline in a research project. The user can download the text files containing all commands lines used in this chapter in this link step-by-step.txt.


Personal computer or server with access to the internet. Computer requirements vary depending on the amount of data to be analyzed. In this guide, we use 16 GB RAM, 8 processor cores and 1 TB of free disk space.

The pipeline was built in unix based system. The example was performed on Bio-Linux 8. It can be downloaded from: http://environmentalomics.org/bio-Linux/

To run the pipeline you must download and install the following tools:

FastQC: http://www.bioinformatics.babraham.ac.uk/projects/fastq.

HISAT2: http://ccb.jhu.edu/software/tophat/index.shtml.

If you are not working on Bio-Linux, we recommend install the following tools:

R: http://www.r-project.org.

Cytoscape: http://www.cytoscape.org.

The file fastq.url.txt contains the URL of the fastq files used in this example.