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KIC specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_11216
Name KIC
Alternative name K-mer Index Compressor
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data FASTQ file
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Java
License Apache License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Yeting Zhang

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Optimal compressed representation of high throughput sequence data via light assembly

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5805770
PMID: 29422526
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02480-6

[…] ression methods reduce the redundancy within a genomic sequence data set by either (i) assembling reads into long contigs, typically by a de Bruijn graph-based approach (e.g., Quip, Leon, k-Path, and KIC), or by (ii) aligning the reads to a reference genome (e.g., LW-FQZip); the reads are then encoded as simple pointers to the reference or the assembled contigs.Because both sequence mapping and as […]

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KIC institution(s)
Department of Research, Synblex LLC, State College, PA, USA; New Jersey Center for Science Technology and Mathematics, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA
KIC funding source(s)
This study was partially supported by the Synblex LLC research fund, and partially by the NJCSTM, Kean University.

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