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Pre-processing for GATK pipeling: BWA necessary for SNPs discovery in genomic data?

macmac bodøMember
edited August 2017 in Ask the GATK team

I am working with DNA capture, with paired-end sequences, that I plan to run into GATK pipeline for SNPs and InDel Discovery in genome data.
On the website, GATK suggests to start the pre-processing of the data with bwa mem for mapping the data to a reference. I did that, but I could never found a correct way (and working with my data) to extract only the reads that mapped to my reference uniquely (I have looked for days in forums and else...), and this is critical for me, since I do not want to keep the reads that would map several times to different places if the reference.
Would you have a suggestion for this matter?
Otherwise, would you recommend me to map my data with Bowtie2 instead? To your opinion, do you think I may regret it later in the GATK workflow of analyses?
Any help is more than welcome :)


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