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LQS specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19149
Name LQS
Software type Pipeline/Workflow
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTA, FASTQ
Biological technology Oxford Nanopore
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python, R
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Jared Simpson

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Oxford Nanopore MinION Sequencing and Genome Assembly

PMCID: 5093776
PMID: 27646134
DOI: 10.1016/j.gpb.2016.05.004

[…] uracy level, a polishing process using Nanopolish could be run. A shows the under-representation of homopolymers (TTTTT, AAAAA, CCCCC and GGGGG) for the 5 assemblies including Miniasm, Falcon, PBcR, LQS, and Canu, compared to the reference assembly. It is of note that the under-representation problem is significantly improved after Nanopolish has been run (B). This is also shown in the improved N […]

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LQS institution(s)
Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LQS funding source(s)
Supported by a Medical Research Council Special Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics; by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre; by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research through funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

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