SigHunt specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14919
Name SigHunt
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data The genomic sequence.
Input format FASTA
Output data The established putative genomic islands.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C, R
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 5386878
PMID: 28235827
DOI: 10.1534/g3.116.038448

[…] this obviously does not allow us to dismiss the possibility of an lgt event completely., more recent composition-based methods are based on tetranucleotide frequencies. for example, gohtam () and sighunt () build tetranucleotide signatures of species by computing the frequencies of all possible combinations of four nucleotides along a sliding window. the signatures are then used to find […]

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SigHunt institution(s)
Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
SigHunt funding source(s)
Czech Science Foundation (grant number P506/12/1064)

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