Kangaroo specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_15638
Name Kangaroo
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Java
Computer skills Medium
Version 2.5
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Christopher Hogue

Publication for Kangaroo

Kangaroo citation


A method for automatically extracting infectious disease related primers and probes from the literature

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 2923139
PMID: 20682041
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-11-410

[…] s, most major approaches for DNA/RNA sequence recognition in biomedical text focus on efficiently detecting—or aligning—sequences built upon the symbols A, C, G and T only [-]. On the other hand, the Kangaroo system [] is a web-based pattern matcher that reports back all GenBank records that match a user query—i.e. a regular expression that may contain any of the symbols reported in Table . Conver […]

Kangaroo institution(s)
Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kangaroo funding source(s)
This project was supported by the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

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