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ART: a next-generation sequencing read simulator.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22199392

ART is a set of simulation tools that generate synthetic next-generation sequencing reads. This functionality is essential for testing and benchmarking tools for next-generation sequencing data analysis including read alignment, de novo assembly and genetic variation discovery. ART generates simulated sequencing reads by emulating the sequencing process with built-in, technology-specific read error models and base quality value profiles parameterized empirically in large sequencing datasets. We currently support all three major commercial next-generation sequencing platforms: Roche's 454, Illumina's Solexa and Applied Biosystems' SOLiD. ART also allows the flexibility to use customized read error model parameters and quality profiles. AVAILABILITY: Both source and binary software packages are available at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/resources/software/art.

Pubmed ID: 22199392 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Chromosomes, Human, Pair 17 | Genetic Variation | High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing | Humans | Sequence Analysis, DNA | Software

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