I am currently preforming RNA-seq analysis of human dataset and my aim is to find novel transcripts and isoforms. I have aligned the sequences to the reference genome using Hisat2 and assembled the transcripts using Stringtie in both reference guided and de novo methods. When I looked at the number of assembled transcripts I see reference guided mode has assembled twice number of transcripts than de novo method:
stringtie reference-guided (-G):
My question is: Is it normal to see this difference and if so what could be the reason?
Thanks in advance.