KMC pipeline

KMC specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_02095
Name KMC
Alternative name K-Mer Counter
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Windows
Programming languages C++
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Sebastian Deorowicz <>

Publications for K-Mer Counter

KMC IN pipeline

PMCID: 5645146
PMID: 28968408
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005777

[…] only every g-th k-mer in the sequence (and has also been implemented using minimizers). kraken [12] uses minimizers to speed up database queries for k-mers during metagenome sequence classification. kmc 2 [8] uses minimizers to cluster subsequences for counting k-mer occurrences. the locally consistent parsing (lcp) [13] algorithm provides the concept of “core substrings” which, like minimizers, […]

KMC institution(s)
Institute of Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

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