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BEETL specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00950
Alternative name Burrows-Wheeler Extended Tool Library
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTQ
Operating system Unix/Linux
License BSD 2-clause “Simplified” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 5805770
PMID: 29422526
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02480-6

[…] important, reordering of the reads in a manner that brings the similar reads together can significantly boost the compression rates while avoiding information loss (e.g., scalce, orcom, mince, and beetl). if the underlying genome is highly repetitive, or if the coverage of the data is high, even general-purpose compressors, such as gzip or bzip, significantly benefit from the improvement […]

PMCID: 4136772
PMID: 25133391
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104006

[…] problems, these alignments can be fed to other more elaborate methods. for example, in profiling bacterial species from a metagenomics sample, various tools, such as the mg-rast server , megan and metabeetl , align the reads to a reference taxonomy, but report as hit the lowest common ancestor node of a set of significant hits in this taxonomic tree., since most dna variations […]

PMCID: 4057587
PMID: 24886411
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-320

[…] to calculate the compression-based measures for this data set was ∼25 hours, about 3 times longer than that of cvtree. compression tools developed specifically for ngs short reads such as beetl[] and scalce[] can be applied to reduce the running time. we also expect that such ngs compression tools should be more efficient and hence provide more accurate distances. our future research […]

PMCID: 3131012
PMID: 21738408
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.100.1523

[…] different life stages of carabid beetles. our knowledge on carabids was () and remains primarily determined by knowledge about adults. a search on web of science with the term “carabid* or ground beetl*” between 2000–2009 yielded 3186 papers, only 460 remaining when this was combined with the term “larv*” (search made by g lövei, on 4 february 2011)., geographical unevenness in the origin […]

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BEETL institution(s)
Computational Biology Group, Illumina Cambridge Ltd; Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex, UK

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