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About: Bioinformatics is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Population & Cluster analysis. It has an ISSN identifier of 1367-4803. Over the lifetime, 16167 publication(s) have been published receiving 1747423 citation(s). more

Topics: Population, Cluster analysis, Bioconductor more

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BIOINFORMATICS/BTP352
Heng Li1, Bob Handsaker2, Alec Wysoker2, T. J. Fennell2  +5 moreInstitutions (4)
01 Aug 2009-Bioinformatics
Abstract: Summary: The Sequence Alignment/Map (SAM) format is a generic alignment format for storing read alignments against reference sequences, supporting short and long reads (up to 128 Mbp) produced by different sequencing platforms. It is flexible in style, compact in size, efficient in random access and is the format in which alignments from the 1000 Genomes Project are released. SAMtools implements various utilities for post-processing alignments in the SAM format, such as indexing, variant caller and alignment viewer, and thus provides universal tools for processing read alignments. Availability: Contact: [email protected] more

Topics: Variant Call Format (62%), Stockholm format (61%), FASTQ format (56%) more

35,747 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BIOINFORMATICS/BTP324
Heng Li1, Richard Durbin1Institutions (1)
01 Jul 2009-Bioinformatics
Abstract: Motivation: The enormous amount of short reads generated by the new DNA sequencing technologies call for the development of fast and accurate read alignment programs. A first generation of hash table-based methods has been developed, including MAQ, which is accurate, feature rich and fast enough to align short reads from a single individual. However, MAQ does not support gapped alignment for single-end reads, which makes it unsuitable for alignment of longer reads where indels may occur frequently. The speed of MAQ is also a concern when the alignment is scaled up to the resequencing of hundreds of individuals. Results: We implemented Burrows-Wheeler Alignment tool (BWA), a new read alignment package that is based on backward search with Burrows–Wheeler Transform (BWT), to efficiently align short sequencing reads against a large reference sequence such as the human genome, allowing mismatches and gaps. BWA supports both base space reads, e.g. from Illumina sequencing machines, and color space reads from AB SOLiD machines. Evaluations on both simulated and real data suggest that BWA is ~10–20× faster than MAQ, while achieving similar accuracy. In addition, BWA outputs alignment in the new standard SAM (Sequence Alignment/Map) format. Variant calling and other downstream analyses after the alignment can be achieved with the open source SAMtools software package. Availability: Contact: [email protected] more

Topics: Hybrid genome assembly (54%), Sequence assembly (53%), 2 base encoding (52%) more

35,234 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BIOINFORMATICS/BTU170
Anthony Bolger1, Marc Lohse1, Bjoern Usadel1Institutions (1)
01 Aug 2014-Bioinformatics
Abstract: Motivation: Although many next-generation sequencing (NGS) read preprocessing tools already existed, we could not find any tool or combination of tools that met our requirements in terms of flexibility, correct handling of paired-end data and high performance. We have developed Trimmomatic as a more flexible and efficient preprocessing tool, which could correctly handle paired-end data. Results: The value of NGS read preprocessing is demonstrated for both reference-based and reference-free tasks. Trimmomatic is shown to produce output that is at least competitive with, and in many cases superior to, that produced by other tools, in all scenarios tested. Availability and implementation: Trimmomatic is licensed under GPL V3. It is cross-platform (Java 1.5+ required) and available at Contact: ed.nehcaa-htwr.1oib@ledasu Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. more

26,464 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BIOINFORMATICS/BTG180
12 Aug 2003-Bioinformatics
Abstract: Summary: MrBayes 3 performs Bayesian phylogenetic analysis combining information from different data partitions or subsets evolving under different stochastic evolutionary models. This allows the user to analyze heterogeneous data sets consisting of different data types—e.g. morphological, nucleotide, and protein— and to explore a wide variety of structured models mixing partition-unique and shared parameters. The program employs MPI to parallelize Metropolis coupling on Macintosh or UNIX clusters. more

24,102 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1093/BIOINFORMATICS/BTM404
Mark A. Larkin1, Gordon Blackshields2, Nigel P. Brown2, R. Chenna2  +9 moreInstitutions (2)
01 Nov 2007-Bioinformatics
Abstract: Summary: The Clustal W and Clustal X multiple sequence alignment programs have been completely rewritten in C++. This will facilitate the further development of the alignment algorithms in the future and has allowed proper porting of the programs to the latest versions of Linux, Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Availability: The programs can be run on-line from the EBI web server: The source code and executables for Windows, Linux and Macintosh computers are available from the EBI ftp site Contact: more

23,252 Citations

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Alfonso Valencia

29 papers, 1.8K citations

Thomas Lengauer

22 papers, 4.9K citations

Mark Gerstein

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Rita Casadio

18 papers, 1.7K citations

Edward R. Dougherty

18 papers, 3.3K citations

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