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STAR | Universal RNA-seq aligner

Aligns RNA-seq reads to a reference genome using uncompressed suffix arrays. STAR has a potential for accurately aligning long (several kilobases) reads that are emerging from the third-generation sequencing technologies.

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Common use in targeted RNA-seq.

Very rich tool, still a lot of parameters to use and understand!

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A very fast mapping tool. Cons: requires a lot of RAM, cannot perform quality-depend mapping whereas Bowtie offers this option

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STAR classification

STAR specifications

Unique identifier:
OMICS_01254
Software type:
Package/Module
Restrictions to use:
None
Programming languages:
C++
Computer skills:
Advanced
Stability:
Stable
Name:
Spliced Transcripts Alignment to a Reference
Interface:
Command line interface
Operating system:
Unix/Linux
License:
GNU General Public License version 2.0
Version:
2.4.2
Maintained:
Yes

STAR distribution

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Maintainer

  • Alexander Dobin <>

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Publications

Institution(s)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA and 2Pacific Biosciences, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Funding source(s)

This work was funded by NHGRI (NIH) grant U54HG004557.

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