I'm trying to run Cuffdiff on a set of 10 human samples with biological replication then download the results for further analyses in Cummerbund(v2.1.1). It seems like a standard workflow but I cannot get cummerbund to acknowledge replicates. I download and rename the 11 cuffdiff output files to the names expected by cummerbund. Cummerbund builds a CuffSet with no warnings and most analyses work as expected. The problem comes any time I try to see the results of replication. For example, in cummerbund, >replicates() returns an empty set and any type of plot returns an error when replicates=T is included as an argument.
There is no evidence of replication data in any of the 11 cuffdiff output files. The data is presented with the group name only. From this, I conclude that the problem is with cuffdiff, since there is no replicate data for cummerbund to build into its db. I see that there are several read group files that are produced by cuffdiff but cannot be downloaded in Galaxy. Is this the problem, and if so, how can Galaxy be used to generate data with (essential) replication? Are the p and q significance values reported in the output files a result of replicate analysis?
I have tried to ask this question in several different forums without success. The responses I've gotten suggest its a Galaxy issue rather than either cuffdiff or cummerbund. I'm hoping someone here can help answer my questions.