Cell Ranger ATAC2.1 (latest), printed on 06/05/2023
peaks.bed file contains the output of the peak calling
algorithm. Each peak is an interval on the genome that has a local enrichment
of transposase cut-sites. The peaks file reports those intervals in BED
format. Cell Ranger ATAC produces peaks that are numerically sorted and
non-overlapping. Additionally, header lines beginning with
information about the sample, the reference used and primary contigs in the
The set of called peaks reflected in this file form the set of primary 'features' that are measured for each cell. Each peak has a corresponding row in the feature-barcode matrix output files.
See the Algorithm Overview page for details on how Cell Ranger ATAC produces peaks.
|1||chrom||Reference genome chromosome of peak|
|2||chromStart||Start position of peak on chromosome.|
|3||chromEnd||End position of peak on chromosome. The end position is exclusive, so represents the position immediately following the peak interval.|