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A parallel multistage homopolymer spectrum based error corrector for 454 sequencing data. HECTOR employs a multi-threaded design based on a master-slave computing model. It is a practical 454 pyrosequencing read error corrector which is competitive in terms of both correction quality and speed.

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  • Adrianto Wirawan <>


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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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