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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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Exploring the Genomic Traits of Non toxigenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strains Isolated in Southern Chile

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5809470
PMID: 29472910
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00161

[…] pping and quality trimming using Trimmomatic v0.32 () with a sliding window of 10, a quality threshold of 15 (Q15), and a minimum sequence length of 35. Reads that passed filters were corrected using POLLUX v1.00 for substitutions, insertions, deletions, and homopolymers (). All reads that passed all filters were used in downstream analysis. Draft genome assembly was performed using WGS Assembler […]


Comparison of error correction algorithms for Ion Torrent PGM data: application to hepatitis B virus

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5556038
PMID: 28808243
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08139-y

[…] ion, the use of a different sequencing kit, and different species.Of these correction algorithms, we noted different performances in both the empirical and simulated PGM data (Figs  and ). Generally, Pollux and Blue had similar performances, and their measures of gain were significantly greater compared to the remaining algorithms, which was consistent with previous studies, . There are several ex […]


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

[…] ters 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 the varia […]

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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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