HomSI specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00124
Name HomSI
Alternative name Homozygous Stretch Identifier from next-generation sequencing data
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format VCF
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Java
License Academic Free License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Requirements JRE
Maintained Yes



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Additional information

Tutorial: http://www.igbam.bilgem.tubitak.gov.tr/en/softwares/HomSI/tutorial.html

HomSI article

HomSI institution(s)
Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Center, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-BILGEM),Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey; Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Abdullah Gul University, Kayseri, Turkey
HomSI funding source(s)
Supported by the Turkish State Planning Organization Research Grants, Grant Number: 108S420, UEKAE, BILGEM and The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Grant Number: K030-T439.

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The homozygosity Stretch Identifier (HomSI) has the stringent settings of 5Mb window size and 10 kb sliding size that permits the capturing of wide spectrum of signatures of selections. Additionally, the resolution of identified signatures of selection by HomSI can be very high to the magnitude of 1 Kilo base pairs. This high resolution facilitates a better analysis of the selective sweep characteristics in relation to the specific genomic coordinates across every part of the genome.

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