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Pollux specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_20414
Name Pollux
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina, Roche
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C
License GNU General Public License version 3.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0.2
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Brendan McConkey

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Evaluation of the impact of Illumina error correction tools on de novo genome assembly

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 5563063
PMID: 28821237
DOI: 10.1186/s12859-017-1784-8

[…] algorithms and implementations have been proposed for illumina data, including ace [], bayeshammer [], bfc [], bless [], bless 2 [], blue [], ec [], fiona [], karect [], lighter [], musket [], pollux [], quake [], quorum [], racer [], sga-ec [] and trowel []. for a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of these ec tools and those for other sequencing platforms, we refer to []., […]


Detection of Natural Resistance Associated Substitutions by Ion Semiconductor Technology in HCV1b Positive, Direct Acting Antiviral Agents Naïve Patients

Int J Mol Sci
PMCID: 5037695
PMID: 27618896
DOI: 10.3390/ijms17091416

[…] and primers from fastq raw sequence data. after quality control of raw data using fastqc (available online: http://www.bioinformatics.babraham.ac.uk/projects/fastqc/) and pre-processing with the pollux error correction software [], a de novo assembly was performed using software packages vicuna [] and v-fat []. the sample-specific majority rule consensus sequences were used to infer […]

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Pollux institution(s)
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Pollux funding source(s)
Supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada through Discovery Grants; a Graduate Fellowship.

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