Fig. 4: TrackSig reconstruction examples. | Nature Communications

Fig. 4: TrackSig reconstruction examples.

From: Reconstructing evolutionary trajectories of mutation signature activities in cancer using TrackSig

Fig. 4

a Simulated data was generated with two clusters and clonal neutral mutations at read depth 100. TrackSig incorrectly places a changepoint before a cluster of neutral mutations from the clonal lineage near the VAF detection limit. However, because the signature activities match those in the clonal cluster, this error could be detected and corrected in post-processing. b Simulated data was generated with two clusters at read depth 10. TrackSig correctly identifies one changepoint. Although the simulation contains two clusters, there is only a single mode of CCF, thus making CCF-cluster-based detection of subclones impossible. However, the histogram on top shows that there are differences in mutation type distributions between the left and right tails, permitting TrackSig to correctly identify a changepoint. Both figures use an expanded x-axis that shows the whole spread of estimated CCF, this is indicated with a change in the x-label descriptor.

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