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Efficient alignment of pyrosequencing reads for re-sequencing applications

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Efficient alignment of pyrosequencing reads for re-sequencing applications
Background: Over the past few years, new massively parallel DNA sequencing technologies have emerged. These platforms generate massive amounts of data per run, greatly reducing the cost of DNA sequencing. However, these techniques also raise important computational difficulties mostly due to the huge volume of data produced, but also because of some of their specific characteristics such as read length and sequencing errors. Among the most critical problems is that of efficiently and accurately mapping reads to a reference genome in the context of re-sequencing projects. Results: We present an efficient method for the local alignment of pyrosequencing reads produced by the GS FLX (454) system against a reference sequence. Our approach explores the characteristics of the data in these resequencing applications and uses state of the art indexing techniques combined with a flexible seed-based approach, leading to a fast and accurate algorithm which needs very little user parameterization...
Francisco Fernandes, Paulo G. S. da Fonseca, Lu&ia
Added 24 Aug 2011
Updated 24 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where BMCBI
Authors Francisco Fernandes, Paulo G. S. da Fonseca, Luís M. S. Russo, Arlindo L. Oliveira, Ana T. Freitas
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