FusionCatcher specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01348
Name FusionCatcher
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 5629207
PMID: 28983113
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01176-1

[…] particle processor (thermo fisher scientific) using polyethylene glycol mw 8000 and ca beads. libraries were pooled and sequenced by 2 × 50 bp paired-end sequencing on a hiseq 2000 (illumina)., fusioncatcher version 0.99.4b was used to search the rna-seq data for chimeric transcripts with the-highly-sensitive option and all aligners (blat, star, bowtie2, and bwa). fusion transcripts […]

PMCID: 5370005
PMID: 28186972
DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.15167

[…] obtained from transcriptome sequencing. we used the fusion catcher software (version 0.99.3a beta-april 15, 2014) with the associated ensembl, ucsc, and refseq databases automatically downloaded by fusioncatcher (https://code.google.com/p/fusioncatcher/) [] to detect fusion transcripts., cdna equivalent to 10 ng rna was amplified using takara premix ex taq (takara-bio, europe/sas, […]

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FusionCatcher institution(s)
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Helsinki, Finland

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