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A5-miseq is a pipeline for assembling DNA sequence data generated on the Illumina sequencing platform. A5-miseq can produce high-quality microbial genome assemblies on a laptop computer without any parameter tuning by automating the process of adapter trimming, quality filtering, error correction, contig and scaffold generation and detection of misassemblies.
a de novo, parallel, paired-end sequence assembler that is designed for short reads. The single-processor version is useful for assembling genomes up to 100 Mbases in size. The parallel version is implemented using MPI and is capable of assembling larger genomes.
(Ancestry and Kinship Toolkit) a statistical genetics tool for analysing large cohorts of whole-genome sequenced samples. It provides a handful of useful statistical genetics routines using the htslib API for input/output. This means it can seamlessly read BCF/VCF files and play nicely with bcftools.
a fast, flexible C++ API & toolkit for reading, writing, and manipulating BAM files.
a repository that contains several programs that perform operations on SAM/BAM files. All of these programs are built into a single executable, bam.
a suite of fast, multithreaded bioinformatics tools designed for analysis of DNA and RNA sequence data. BBTools can handle common sequencing file formats such as fastq, fasta, sam, scarf, fasta+qual, compressed or raw, with autodetection of quality encoding and interleaving.
provides best-practice pipelines for automated analysis of high throughput sequencing data with the goal of being quantifiable, analyzable, scalable and reproducible. The development process is fully open and sustained by contributors from multiple institutions. Bioinformaticians, biologists and the general public should be able to run these tools on inputs ranging from research materials to clinical samples to personal genomes.
a set of utilities that manipulate variant calls in the Variant Call Format (VCF) and its binary counterpart BCF. All commands work transparently with both VCFs and BCFs, both uncompressed and BGZF-compressed.
a swiss-army knife of tools for a wide-range of genomics analysis tasks. The most widely-used tools enable genome arithmetic. Bedtools allows one to intersect, merge, count, complement, and shuffle genomic intervals from multiple files in widely-used genomic file formats such as BAM, BED, GFF, VCF. While each individual tool is designed to do a relatively simple task (e.g., intersect two interval files), sophisticated ...
(Binding and Expression Target Analysis) a software package that integrates ChIP-seq of transcription factors or chromatin regulators with differential gene expression data to infer direct target genes.
A quality assessment package for next-genomics sequencing data. BIGpre contains all the functions of other quality assessment software, such as the correlation between forward and reverse reads, read GC-content distribution, and base Ns quality. More importantly, BIGpre incorporates associated programs to detect and remove duplicate reads after taking sequencing errors into account and trimming low quality reads from raw data as well.
an extension to Brian Kernighan's awk, with added support for several common biological data formats, including optionally gzip'ed BED, GFF, SAM, VCF, FASTA/Q, and TAB-delimited formats with column names along with new built-in functions and a command line option to use TAB as the input/output delimiter. When the new functionality is not used, bioawk should behave exactly like the original ...
tools for early stage NGS alignment file processing including fast sorting and duplicate marking.
(Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) finds regions of similarity between biological sequences.
a suite of BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) tools that utilizes the NCBI C++ Toolkit with a number of performance and feature improvements over the legacy BLAST applications.
(BLAST-Like Alignment Tool) a very fast sequence alignment tool similar to BLAST.
aka Best Match Tagger is for removing human reads from metagenomics datasets
an ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner for short DNA sequences (reads) from next-gen sequencers.
an ultrafast and memory-efficient tool for aligning sequencing reads to long reference sequences.
a computational pipeline for finding mutations relative to a reference sequence in short-read DNA re-sequencing data for microbial sized genomes. It reports single-nucleotide mutations, point insertions and deletions, large deletions, and new junctions supported by mosaic reads.
(Burrows-Wheeler Aligner) a software package for mapping low-divergent sequences against a large reference genome, such as the human genome. It consists of three algorithms: BWA-backtrack, BWA-SW and BWA-MEM.
Ultrafast and accurate clustering through imputation and dimensionality reduction for single-cell RNA-seq data.
(COmpressive Read-mapping Accelerator) a compressive-acceleration tool for NGS read mapping methods.
a reference-guided assembler that assembles transcripts, estimates their abundances, and tests for differential expression and regulation in RNA-Seq samples.
Finds and removes adapter sequences, primers, poly-A tails and other types of unwanted sequence from your high-throughput sequencing reads.
a Bioconductor software package installed in R 3.2.2 that estimates variance-mean dependence in count data from high-throughput sequencing assays and test for differential expression based on a model using the negative binomial distribution.
a high-throughput program for aligning a file of short DNA sequencing reads against a protein reference database such as NR, at 20,000 times the speed of BLASTX, with high sensitivity.
a whole genome simulator for next-generation sequencing based off of wgsim found in SAMtools, which was written by Heng Li, and forked from DNAA. It was modified to handle ABI SOLiD and Ion Torrent data, as well as various assumptions about aligners and positions of indels. Many new features have been subsequently added.
a Bioconductor software package installed in R 3.2.2 for gene and isoform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data.
a Bioconductor software package installed in R 3.2.2 for examining differential expression of replicated count data.
a streaming tool for quantifying the abundances of a set of target sequences from sampled subsequences.
a DNA and protein sequence alignment software package that searches for matching sequence patterns or words, called k-tuples.
a quality control tool for high throughput sequence data.
allows you to screen a library of sequences in FastQ format against a set of sequence databases so you can see if the composition of the library matches with what you expect.
infers approximately-maximum-likelihood phylogenetic trees from alignments of nucleotide or protein sequences. FastTree can handle alignments with up to a million sequences in a reasonable amount of time and memory.
a collection of command line tools for Short-Reads FASTA/FASTQ files preprocessing.
(Fast Length Adjustment of SHort reads) is a very fast and accurate software tool to merge paired-end reads from next-generation sequencing experiments. FLASH is designed to merge pairs of reads when the original DNA fragments are shorter than twice the length of reads. The resulting longer reads can significantly improve genome assemblies. They can also improve transcriptome assembly when FLASH is used to merge ...
a software package developed to analyze high-throughput sequencing data capable of taking on projects of any size with a primary focus on variant discovery, genotyping, and data quality assurance.
a population genetics package that computes exact tests for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, for population differentiation and for genotypic disequilibrium among pairs of loci; computes estimates of F-statistics, null allele frequencies, allele size-based statistics for microsatellites, etc.; and performs analyses of isolation by distance from pairwise comparisons of individuals or population samples, including confidence intervals for “neighborhood size”.
compares and evaluates the accuracy of RNA-Seq transcript assemblers (Cufflinks, Stringtie), collapses (merges) duplicate transcripts from multiple GTF/GFF3 files (e.g. resulted from assembly of different samples), and classifies transcripts from one or multiple GTF/GFF3 files as they relate to reference transcripts provided in a annotation file (also in GTF/GFF3 format).
validates, filters, converts and performs various other operations on GFF files (use gffread -h to see the various usage options). Because the program shares the same GFF parser code with Cufflinks, Stringtie, and gffcompare, it could be used to verify that a GFF file from a certain annotation source is correctly "understood" by these programs. Thus the gffread utility can be used to simply ...
a set of command line tools to manipulate multiple alignments. Implemented in Go language, Goalign aims to handle multiple alignments in Phylip, Fasta, Nexus, and Clustal formats, through several basic commands. Each command may print result (an alignment, for example) in the standard output, and thus can be piped to the standard input of the next goalign command.
a query tool for working with sequence data based on a Genomic Ordered Relational (GOR) architecture.
an open-source software package for sensitive protein sequence searching based on the pairwise alignment of hidden Markov models (HMMs).
(Hierarchical Indexing for Spliced Alignment of Transcripts) a fast and sensitive alignment program for mapping next-generation sequencing reads (both DNA and RNA) against the general human population (as well as against a single reference genome). HISAT2 is a successor to both HISAT and TopHat2.
(Hypergeometric Optimization of Motif EnRichment) a suite of sequencing analysis and sequence motif discovery tools.
a Python package that provides infrastructure to process data from high-throughput sequencing assays.
a C library for reading/writing high-throughput sequencing data.
a pipeline for processing inDrops sequencing data.
an efficient de novo trascriptome assembler for RNA-Seq data. It can assemble transcripts from RNA-Seq reads (in fasta format). Unlike most of de novo assembly methods that build de Bruijn graph or splicing graph by connecting k-mers which are sets of overlapping substrings generated from reads, IsoTree constructs splicing graph by connecting reads directly. For each splicing graph, IsoTree applies an iterative scheme of ...
a program for quantifying abundances of transcripts from RNA-Seq data, or more generally of target sequences using high-throughput sequencing reads. It is based on the novel idea of pseudoalignment for rapidly determining the compatibility of reads with targets, without the need for alignment.
(Model Based Analysis of ChIP-Seq data) a novel algorithm for identifying transcript factor binding sites.
a comprehensive quality control, analysis and visualization workflow for CRISPR/Cas9 screens.
is a set of fast and accurate sequence read classification tools designed to assign taxonomy and OTU classifications to ribosomal RNA sequences. This is done by using a reference set of full-length ribosomal RNA sequences for which known taxonomies are known, and for which a set of high quality OTU clusters has been previously generated. For each read, the best guess and correspoding confidence ...
(Mapping and Assembly with Qualities) builds mapping assemblies from short reads generated by the next-generation sequencing machines.
(Metagenomic Inquiry Compressive Acceleration) a family of programs for performing compressively-accelerated metagenomic sequence searches based on BLASTX and DIAMOND.
whole genome shotgun and EST sequence assembler for Sanger, 454, Solexa (Illumina), IonTorrent data and PacBio (the later at the moment only CCS and error-corrected CLR reads).
(Mixture-of-Isoforms) for isoform quantitation using RNA-Seq is a probabilistic framework that quantitates the expression level of alternatively spliced genes from RNA-Seq data, and identifies differentially regulated isoforms or exons across samples. MISO is installed as a standalone program and as a module within python.
provides a toolkit for analyzing single cell gene expression experiments. Monocle was originally developed to analyze dynamic biological processes such as cell differentiation, although it also supports other experimental settings.
a project to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community. Includes accelerated versions of DOTUR and SONS and the functionality of a number of other popular tools.
a powerful tool designed for mapping of short reads onto a reference genome from Illumina, Ion Torrent, & 454 NGS platforms.
a set of Java command line tools for manipulating high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data and formats.
a python module that makes it easy to read and manipulate genomic data sets. It is a lightweight wrapper of the htslib C-API; it provides facilities to read and write SAM/BAM/VCF/BCF/BED/GFF/GTF/FASTA/FASTQ files as well as access to the command line functionality of the SAMtools and BCFtools packages. Pysam is installed as a module within python.
a powerful, extensible, and decentralized microbiome analysis package with a focus on data and analysis transparency. QIIME 2 enables researchers to start an analysis with raw DNA sequence data and finish with publication-quality figures and statistical results.
(QUAlity score Reduction at Terabyte scale) an efficient de novo quality score compression tool based on traversing the k-mer landscape of NGS read datasets.
(QUality ASsessment Tool) evaluates genome assemblies by computing various metrics, including N50, length for which the collection of all contigs of that length or longer covers at least 50% of assembly length; NG50, where length of the reference genome is being covered; NA50 and NGA50, where aligned blocks instead of contigs are taken; misassemblies, misassembled and unaligned contigs or contigs bases; and genes and ...
rapid sensitive and accurate read mapping via quasi-mapping.
(RNA-Seq by Expectation-Maximization) a software package for estimating gene and isoform expression levels from RNA-Seq data.
enables alignment-free isoform quantification from RNA-seq reads using lightweight algorithms.
a tool for quantifying the expression of transcripts using RNA-seq data. Salmon uses new algorithms to provide very quick, accurate expression estimates using little memory and performs inference using an expressive and realistic model of RNA-seq data that takes into account experimental attributes and biases commonly observed in real RNA-seq data.
a high performance, highly parallel, robust and fast tool (and library), written in the D programming language, for working with SAM and BAM files. Because of its efficiency is an important work horse running in many sequencing centres around the world today.
a fast, flexible program for marking duplicates in read-id grouped1 paired-end SAM files. It can also optionally output discordant read pairs and/or split read mappings to separate SAM files, and/or unmapped/clipped reads to a separate FASTQ file.
(Sequence Alignment/Map) a generic format for storing large nucleotide sequence alignments that provides various utilities for manipulating alignments, including sorting, merging, indexing and generating alignments in a per-position format.
a fast and lightweight tool for processing sequences in the FASTA or FASTQ format. It seamlessly parses both FASTA and FASTQ files, which can also be optionally compressed by gzip.
implements the bit-masked k-difference matching algorithm dedicated to the task of adapter trimming. It is specially designed for processing next-generation sequencing (NGS) paired-end sequences.
genomic variant annotation and functional effect prediction toolbox.
SolexaQA calculates sequence quality statistics and creates visual representations of data quality for second-generation sequencing data.
(St. Petersburg genome assembler) a genome assembly algorithm designed for single-cell and multi-cell bacterial data sets.
a collection of tools and libraries for using data in the INSDC Sequence Read Archives.
(Spliced Transcripts Alignment to a Reference) is an ultrafast universal RNA-seq aligner.
a fast and highly efficient assembler of RNA-Seq alignments into potential transcripts. It uses a novel network flow algorithm as well as an optional de novo assembly step to assemble and quantitate full-length transcripts representing multiple splice variants for each gene locus. Its input can include not only the alignments of raw reads used by other transcript assemblers, but also alignments longer sequences that ...
an open source software library for high performance numerical computation. Its flexible architecture allows easy deployment of computation across a variety of platforms (CPUs, GPUs, TPUs), and from desktops to clusters of servers to mobile and edge devices. Originally developed by researchers and engineers from the Google Brain team within Google’s AI organization, it comes with strong support for machine learning and deep ...
a fast splice junction mapper for RNA-Seq reads that aligns RNA-Seq reads to mammalian-sized genomes using the ultra high-throughput short read aligner Bowtie, and then analyzes the mapping results to identify splice junctions between exons.
a flexible read trimming tool for Illumina NGS data.
a software package comprised of three independent software modules (Inchworm, Chrysalis, and Butterfly) for the efficient and robust de novo reconstruction of transcriptomes from RNA-seq data.
a program package designed to provide easily accessible methods for working with complex genetic variation data in the form of VCF files, such as those generated by the 1000 Genomes Project.
a sequence assembler for very short reads.
a multi-threaded Perl script for automatically optimising the three primary parameter options (K, -exp_cov, -cov_cutoff) for the Velvet de novo sequence assembler.
an alternative to the USEARCH tool developed by Robert C. Edgar (2010) for which the source code is not publicly available, VSEARCH is an open source, multithreaded 64-bit tool for processing and preparing metagenomics, genomics, and population genomics nucleotide sequence data. It supports de novo and reference based chimera detection, clustering, full-length and prefix dereplication, rereplication, reverse complementation, masking, all-vs-all pairwise global alignment, exact ...
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