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HECTOR specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01104
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Roche
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 5822529
PMID: 29466940
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4544-x

[…] []. acacia’s main focus is on hp sequences and the algorithm uses a dynamically updated cluster consensus when aligning reads []. coral and echo are multiple alignment based techniques [], while hector is a homopolymer spectrum based error corrector, with a multistage correction workflow []. another useful software is flowclus, which provides feedback on the denoising process, allowing […]

PMCID: 5005336
PMID: 27630639
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00336

[…] bioinformatic tools are designed for different platforms, for example, bfc (), hitec (), lighter (), reptile (), and echo () are for illumina platforms, and pyronoise (), denoiser (), and hector () are for 454 platforms. their main approaches, correction functions, and qualities are compared in ref. ()., pcr and sequencing errors inevitably result in overestimate of repertoire […]

PMCID: 5021467
PMID: 27656653
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5623089

[…] state-of-the-art error corrector []. it is very efficient for substitutions, but it does not account for homopolymer context when interpreting indels, leading to calling errors in these sequences. hector appears as a more optimized approach to deal with indels in homopolymers []. although particularly powerful, this software is designed to correct genome-wide sequences, which implies […]

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

[…] errors introduced in the pcr step of amplicon production, using a learned base confusion matrix (supplementary note s5)., three other tools instead look at the reads after base calling: acacia [], hector [] and kec []. the first two each use run-length encoding (rle) on homopolymers. this idea of collapsing homopolymer runs into a single nucleotide to allow analysis of pyrosequencing data […]

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HECTOR institution(s)
Institut für Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA, USA; Bioinformatics Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Molecular Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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