Build cellranger reference

Build a Cell Ranger-compatible reference folder from user-supplied genome FASTA and gene GTF files.


ID: build_cellranger_reference
Namespace: reference

Creates a new folder named after the genome.

Example commands

You can run the pipeline using nextflow run.

View help

You can use --help as a parameter to get an overview of the possible parameters.

nextflow run openpipelines-bio/openpipeline \
  -r 0.12.6 -latest \
  -main-script target/nextflow/reference/build_cellranger_reference/ \

Run command

Example of params.yaml
# Arguments
genome_fasta: # please fill in - example: "genome_sequence.fa.gz"
transcriptome_gtf: # please fill in - example: "transcriptome_annotation.gtf.gz"
# output: "$id.$key.output.output"

# Nextflow input-output arguments
publish_dir: # please fill in - example: "output/"
# param_list: "my_params.yaml"
nextflow run openpipelines-bio/openpipeline \
  -r 0.12.6 -latest \
  -profile docker \
  -main-script target/nextflow/reference/build_cellranger_reference/ \
  -params-file params.yaml

Replace -profile docker with -profile podman or -profile singularity depending on the desired backend.

Argument group


Name Description Attributes
--genome_fasta Reference genome fasta. file, required, example: "genome_sequence.fa.gz"
--transcriptome_gtf Reference transcriptome annotation. file, required, example: "transcriptome_annotation.gtf.gz"
--output Output folder file, required, example: "cellranger_reference"


  • Angela Oliveira Pisco (author)

  • Robrecht Cannoodt (author, maintainer)