GtEncseq specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_16091
Name GtEncseq
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
Programming languages C, C++, Lua, Python, Ruby
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Sascha Steinbiss <>

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GtEncseq in publication

PMCID: 3868316
PMID: 24252160
DOI: 10.1186/1748-7188-8-25

[…] method is rather constrained. to our knowledge, the most successful, in terms of efficiency and flexibility, storage system for biosequences was presented by steinbiss and kurtz []. their gtencseq solution accepts several common sequence formats (fasta, genbank, embl, fastq), compresses the input, provides fast random access to fasta data, stores metadata, etc. accessing single bases […]

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GtEncseq institution(s)
Center for Bioinformatics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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