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ECtools specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_26878
Name ECtools
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.1
Stability Beta
Maintained Yes



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ECtools in publications

PMCID: 5418594
PMID: 28469237
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15324

[…] from 12.7 to 18.5 mb on chromosome 6 (, and ). both boundaries of this inversion in r498 were confirmed by genome maps (). the alignments of nip pacbio sequences ( to nip genome suggested that the nip sequences were probably also correct. we also found three smaller inversions of a few hundred kilobase whose boundaries were all validated with genome […]

PMCID: 4730604
PMID: 26823972
DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0108-7

[…] to very-fast; pacbiotoca [] (wgs v8.0) using the parameter length 500. corrected pacbio long reads were obtained by aligning high accuracy hiseq short reads against pacbio long reads. we also used ectools (july 6th 2014) to correct pacbio long reads from both p. nicotianae races 0 and 1. ectools aligned unitigs assembled from miseq reads against pacbio long reads to perform correction.table 1 […]

PMCID: 4671558
PMID: 26641475
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144305

[…] compared to long-read scaffolding (e.g., aha, cerulean and sspace-longread) and gap-filling (spades). for generating corrected long reads, we further examined long-read correction tools, such as ectools, lsc, lordec, pbcr pipeline and proovread. we have demonstrated that three microbial genomes including escherichia coli k12 mg1655, meiothermus ruber dsm1279 and pdeobacter heparinus dsm2366 […]

PMCID: 4719071
PMID: 26026159
DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbv029

[…] an iterative mapping and correction procedure that gradually includes more reads and allows for mapping with more mismatches in each round. thirdly, it recognizes and splits chimeric long reads., ectools [], recently published via biorxiv, pre-assembles the more accurate short reads into unitigs using the celera assembler. it then aligns the long reads against those unitigs, optimizes […]

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