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
Requirements g++ compiler, Python, Python-dev, git, Python pip, virtualenv
Maintained Yes


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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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