QUASR pipeline

QUASR specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01072
Alternative name Quality Assessment of Short Read
Software type Pipeline/Workflow
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Biological technology Illumina, Life Technologies, Roche
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Python
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 6.08
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Paul Kellam <>

Publication for Quality Assessment of Short Read

QUASR IN pipeline

PMCID: 4651230
PMID: 26243288
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msv171

[…] genes to the a/california/04/2009 reference sequence. a more detailed processing of reads was then conducted using the within-house application samfire. following an approach similar to that of the quasr software package (watson et al. 2013), reads with median quality less than 30 were trimmed from either end until either a median score of 30 was achieved or until the sequence was reduced […]

QUASR institution(s)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK; Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; MRC/UCL Center for Medical Molecular Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, UK
QUASR funding source(s)
Supported by the Wellcome Trust and the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under the project EMPERIE, EC grant agreement no. 223498.

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