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Unique identifier OMICS_09441
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Hadi Quesneville <>

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PMCID: 4981986
PMID: 27519651
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2980-z

[…] generated a second library comprising 9085 consensus sequences. the whole sl2.40 assembly was annotated using the teannot pipeline [] from the repet package v2.2 with the tedenovo library as input. blaster sensitivity was set to “3” and threshold scores were calculated for each consensus as the 99th percentile value of scores obtained against a simulated genome consisting of the reversed (not […]

PMCID: 3978025
PMID: 24709859
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094101

[…] the consensus sequences that are built by repeatscout, repeatmodeler, and tedenovo must be provided as inputs to homology-based genome annotation programs such as repeatmasker , censor , and blaster . the teannot pipeline from the repet package uses a wrapper that launches and computes results from these three programs. using a library of a. thaliana reference repeats (see above) […]

PMCID: 3167636
PMID: 21586580
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkr324

[…] sequence sets (opt, maxsize and optcoding) used in addition to repbase update (ru) were described previously ()., te sequence models were detected using the following combination of softwares: blaster (,), repeatmasker (), censor (,). satellite repeats were detected using repeatmasker, tandem repeat finder [trf; () and mreps ()]. the torque resource manager was used to provide control […]

PMCID: 2213667
PMID: 18005411
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-226

[…] the gene model gff3 files available from the aaawiki site cited above. in order to exclude possible transposable element (te) sequences embedded in introns, we used the te annotations based on the blaster/tblastx analysis by quesneville et al. [] (gff3 files available at []). all 12 genomes were first double masked against their bdgp te and piler-df annotations. next all introns from the 6,698 […]

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BLASTER institution(s)
Laboratoire Dynamique du Génome et Evolution, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France; Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

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