CAT specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_17122
Name CAT
Alternative name Cross-species Alignment Tool
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.8.6
Stability Alpha
Maintained Yes



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CAT institution(s)
Beijing Institute of Genomics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Genomics Institute, Beijing, China; Institute of Genome Sciences of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China; UW Genome Center, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; The Institute of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus, Aarhus , Denmark; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
CAT funding source(s)
This project was supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSCX2-YWN-023), the Ministry of Science and Technology under high-tech program 863 (2006AA02Z334; 2006AA10A121), the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (D07030200740000), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (90608010; 90208019; 90403130; 30221004; 90612019; 30392130). Other support came from Ole Rømer grants from the Danish Natural Science Research Council and the Danish Medical Research Council.

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