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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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  • person_outline Adrianto Wirawan

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Analytical parameters and validation of homopolymer detection in a pyrosequencing based next generation sequencing system

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

[…] ions []. 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 the us […]


High Throughput Sequencing Based Immune Repertoire Study during Infectious Disease

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

[…] algorithms, 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 diversity. […]


Genetic diversity of two Daphnia infecting microsporidian parasites, based on sequence variation in the internal transcribed spacer region

PMCID: 4875737
PMID: 27206473
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1584-4
call_split See protocol

[…] es, those with GC content outside of the 43–49 % range, or those with length outside of the 570–660 bp (for Berwaldia) or 700–800 bp (for MIC1) range. Homopolymer error correction was performed using HECTOR []. After de-noising to minimise the presence of sequencing errors, only sequences present in at least three copies (or four copies, in case of genetic diversity and recombination analyses, see […]


The unfulfilled promises of scorpion insectotoxins

PMCID: 4470000
PMID: 26085828
DOI: 10.1186/s40409-015-0019-6
call_split See protocol

[…] nity and the total discrimination of insects versus mammal Nav channels makes them excellent leads for the design of potent specific insecticides []. Examples include AaHIT from Androctonus australis hector [], LqqIT1 from L. quinquestriatus [], Lqh-xtrIT from L. hebraeus [] and Bj-xtrIT from the species now known as H. judaicus [].The second class corresponds to the anti-insect depressant β-NaScT […]


Denoising DNA deep sequencing data—high throughput sequencing errors and their correction

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

[…] gnments in this approach, by using the idea of RLE—or homopolymer compression, as the authors call it—that had been used in 454 pyrosequencing error correction shortly before (compare with Acacia and HECTOR in the section right above). Mapping RLE short reads to RLE long reads disregards homopolymer length errors and thus improves the mapping sensitivity.A very recent tool, proovread [], instead i […]


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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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