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Unique identifier OMICS_05254
Name leeHom
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina
Operating system Unix/Linux
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.1.5
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Gabriel Renaud <>
  • person_outline Janet Kelso <>

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Contrasting maternal and paternal genetic variation of hunter gatherer groups in Thailand

PMCID: 5784115
PMID: 29367746
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20020-0

[…] generating paired-end reads of 125 bp length. standard illumina base-calling was performed using bustard. we trimmed illumina adapters and merged completely overlapping paired sequences using leehom and de-multiplexed the pooled sequencing data using deml., the sequencing data were aligned against the human reference genome hg19 using bwa’s aln algorithm and all sequence pairs […]


The paradox of HBV evolution as revealed from a 16th century mummy

PMCID: 5754119
PMID: 29300782
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006750

[…] facility (mcmaster university, hamilton ontario, canada)., reads were demultiplexed using casava-1.8.2 (illumina, san diego, california), then adapters were trimmed and reads merged using leehom [] with adna specific settings (—ancientdna). these processed reads were mapped to an appropriate reference genome (hbv genotype d3, genbank accession x65257; revised cambridge reference […]


Successful reconstruction of whole mitochondrial genomes from ancient Central America and Mexico

PMCID: 5741722
PMID: 29273718
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18356-0

[…] analysis (ycga)., sequence reads were processed using a bioinformatics pipeline optimized for ancient dna analysis. post-capture paired reads were merged and adapters were trimmed with the program leehom using the ancient dna flag. the reads were mapped to the rcrs using a modified version burrows wheeler aligner (-n 0.01, -o 2, -l 16500) (https://github.com/mpieva/network-aware-bwa). reads […]


BBMerge – Accurate paired shotgun read merging via overlap

PMCID: 5657622
PMID: 29073143
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185056

[…] misassemblies as defined in [] were combined and are reported as “total misassemblies”., all algorithms for read merging compared here () are based on overlap detection [–], with the exception of leehom [] and bbmerge, which additionally use adapter-sequence detection; and cope [] and bbmerge, which additionally use kmer counts in non-default modes. all tools were executed as described in ., […]


A fourth Denisovan individual

PMCID: 5501502
PMID: 28695206
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700186
call_split See protocol

[…] calling was carried out using freeibis () and bustard (illumina) for hiseq and miseq runs, respectively. adapter sequences were removed and overlapping forward and reverse reads were merged using leehom (). sequences that did not perfectly match the expected barcode combinations were discarded. for each library, sequences originating from different sequencing runs were combined using samtools […]


Genome wide data from two early Neolithic East Asian individuals dating to 7700 years ago

PMCID: 5287702
PMID: 28164156
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601877

[…] sequences were trimmed from the ends of reads using cutadapt (), allowing an overlap of only 1 base pair (bp) between the adapter and the read. for paired-end data, adapters were trimmed using leehom (). leehom was run using the --ancientdna option, and paired-end reads that overlapped were merged. for paired-end reads that could not be overlapped, only data from read 1 were used […]

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leeHom institution(s)
Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
leeHom funding source(s)
Supported by the Max Planck Society and NSERC for PGS Doctoral scholarship.

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