Alpha-CENTAURI specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_11435
Alternative name ALPHA satellite CENTromeric AUtomated Repeat Identification
Software type Pipeline/Workflow
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Alpha-CENTAURI takes two input files: a FASTA file containing long reads and an HMM database built using known alpha-satellite monomers. The HMM database is used to infer monomeric sequences in each read.
Output data HOR predictions
Biological technology Pacific Biosciences
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.2
Stability Stable
g++ compiler, Python, Python-dev, git, Python pip, virtualenv
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Ali Bashir

Publication for ALPHA satellite CENTromeric AUtomated Repeat Identification

Alpha-CENTAURI citations


The Resilience of Life to Astrophysical Events

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5511186
PMID: 28710420
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05796-x

[…] stance, the ocean temperature would only rise by about 0.1 °C. Furthermore, although there is a dependence on the mass of the planet, this dependence is quite weak. Note that none of the stars in the Alpha Centauri system are large enough to go supernova. The nearest potential supernova is the IK Pegasi system, approximately 45 pc away, which is three orders of magnitude farther than the estimated […]


A Cubesat Payload for Exoplanet Detection

PMCID: 5375779
PMID: 28257111
DOI: 10.3390/s17030493

[…] coronagraphic direct imaging of exoplanets from a 3U cubesat platform []. Centaur is a pathfinder mission to directly image exoplanets, using a new kilo-deformable mirror (1024 actuators), looking at Alpha Centauri A&B. PicSat is a 3U cubesat with the purpose of monitoring Beta Pictoris, a A6V star of V = 3.86 magnitude. The payload consists of a 35 mm effective aperture objective and a single pix […]

Alpha-CENTAURI institution(s)
Pacific Biosciences, Inc., CA, USA; Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA; Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA; Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Alpha-CENTAURI funding source(s)
Supported in part through the computational resources and staff expertise provided by the Department of Scientific Computing at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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