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  • Image attributed to: Taken from Sohn et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:242, Figure 7

    TAEC – accurate quantification of genomes

    Taxonomic Analysis by Elimination and Correction outperforms other tools in estimating taxonomic composition at a very low rank, especially when closely related species/strains exist in a metagenomic sample.

    BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:242
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    MoTex-II for motifs

    MoTeX-II is  a word-based high-performance computing tool for single and  structured MoTif eXtraction from large-scale datasets where runtime does not depend on the length of motifs, the size of the alphabet, or the error thresholds

    BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:235
  • Image attributed to: Taken from Kalari et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:224, Fig. 6

    MAP-RSeq from Mayo clinic

    A comprehensive analysis pipeline and workflow provides detailed research data reports for RNA-Seq; the software is available as a multi-threaded version for cluster use or single thread for a virtual machine

    BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:224



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