Pollux protocols

Pollux computational protocol

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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Publication for Pollux

Pollux IN pipeline

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

[…] using trimmomatic v0.32 (bolger et al., 2014) 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 (marinier et al., 2015). all reads that passed all filters were used in downstream analysis. draft genome assembly […]

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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