Next Generation Seq Tools

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Something I came across.

Integrated solutions
* CLCbio Genomics Workbench – de novo and reference assembly of Sanger, 454, Solexa, Helicos, and SOLiD data. Commercial next-gen-seq software that extends the CLCbio Main Workbench software. Includes SNP detection, browser and other features. Runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

* NextGENe – de novo and reference assembly of Illumina and SOLiD data. Uses a novel Condensation Assembly Tool approach where reads are joined via “anchors” into mini-contigs before assembly. Requires Win or MacOS.

* SeqMan Genome Analyser – Software for Next Generation sequence assembly of Illumina, 454 Life Sciences and Sanger data integrating with Lasergene Sequence Analysis software for additional analysis and visualization capabilities. Can use a hybrid templated/de novo approach. Early release commercial software. Compatible with Windows® XP X64 and Mac OS X 10.4.

Align/Assemble to a reference

* Bowtie – Ultrafast, memory-efficient short read aligner. It aligns short DNA sequences (reads) to the human genome at a rate of 25 million reads per hour on a typical workstation with 2 gigabytes of memory. Link to discussion thread here. Written by Ben Langmead and Cole Trapnell.

* ELAND – Efficient Large-Scale Alignment of Nucleotide Databases. Whole genome alignments to a reference genome. Written by Illumina author Anthony J. Cox for the Solexa 1G machine.

* EULER – Short read assembly. By Mark J. Chaisson and Pavel A. Pevzner from UCSD (published in Genome Research).

* Exonerate – Various forms of alignment (including Smith-Waterman-Gotoh) of DNA/protein against a reference. Authors are Guy St C Slater and Ewan Birney from EMBL. C for POSIX.

* GMAP – GMAP (Genomic Mapping and Alignment Program) for mRNA and EST Sequences. Developed by Thomas Wu and Colin Watanabe at Genentec. C/Perl for Unix.

* MOSAIK – Reference guided aligner/assembler. Written by Michael Strömberg at Boston College.

* MAQ – Mapping and Assembly with Qualities (renamed from MAPASS2). Particularly designed for Illumina-Solexa 1G Genetic Analyzer, and has preliminary functions to handle ABI SOLiD data. Written by Heng Li from the Sanger Centre.

* MUMmer – MUMmer is a modular system for the rapid whole genome alignment of finished or draft sequence. Released as a package providing an efficient suffix tree library, seed-and-extend alignment, SNP detection, repeat detection, and visualization tools. Version 3.0 was developed by Stefan Kurtz, Adam Phillippy, Arthur L Delcher, Michael Smoot, Martin Shumway, Corina Antonescu and Steven L Salzberg – most of whom are at The Institute for Genomic Research in Maryland, USA. POSIX OS required.

* Novocraft – Tools for reference alignment of paired-end and single-end Illumina reads. Uses a Needleman-Wunsch algorithm. Available free for evaluation, educational use and for use on open not-for-profit projects. Requires Linux or Mac OS X.

* RMAP – Assembles 20 – 64 bp Solexa reads to a FASTA reference genome. By Andrew D. Smith and Zhenyu Xuan at CSHL. (published in BMC Bioinformatics). POSIX OS required.

* SeqMap – Works like ELand, can do 3 or more bp mismatches and also INDELs. Written by Hui Jiang from the Wong lab at Stanford. Builds available for most OS’s.

* SHRiMP – Assembles to a reference sequence. Developed with Applied Biosystem’s colourspace genomic representation in mind. Authors are Michael Brudno and Stephen Rumble at the University of Toronto.

* Slider- An application for the Illumina Sequence Analyzer output that uses the probability files instead of the sequence files as an input for alignment to a reference sequence or a set of reference sequences.. Authors are from BCGSC. Paper is here.

* SOAP – SOAP (Short Oligonucleotide Alignment Program). A program for efficient gapped and ungapped alignment of short oligonucleotides onto reference sequences. Author is Ruiqiang Li at the Beijing Genomics Institute. C++ for Unix.

* SSAHA – SSAHA (Sequence Search and Alignment by Hashing Algorithm) is a tool for rapidly finding near exact matches in DNA or protein databases using a hash table. Developed at the Sanger Centre by Zemin Ning, Anthony Cox and James Mullikin. C++ for Linux/Alpha.

* SXOligoSearch – SXOligoSearch is a commercial platform offered by the Malaysian based Synamatix. Will align Illumina reads against a range of Refseq RNA or NCBI genome builds for a number of organisms. Web Portal. OS independent.

de novo Align/Assemble
* MIRA2 – MIRA (Mimicking Intelligent Read Assembly) is able to perform true hybrid de-novo assemblies using reads gathered through 454 sequencing technology (GS20 or GS FLX). Compatible with 454, Solexa and Sanger data. Linux OS required.

* SHARCGS – De novo assembly of short reads. Authors are Dohm JC, Lottaz C, Borodina T and Himmelbauer H. from the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics.

* SSAKE – Version 2.0 of SSAKE (23 Oct 2007) can now handle error-rich sequences. Authors are René Warren, Granger Sutton, Steven Jones and Robert Holt from the Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Perl/Linux.

* VCAKE – De novo assembly of short reads with robust error correction. An improvement on early versions of SSAKE.

* Velvet – Velvet is a de novo genomic assembler specially designed for short read sequencing technologies, such as Solexa or 454. Need about 20-25X coverage and paired reads. Developed by Daniel Zerbino and Ewan Birney at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

SNP/Indel Discovery
* ssahaSNP – ssahaSNP is a polymorphism detection tool. It detects homozygous SNPs and indels by aligning shotgun reads to the finished genome sequence. Highly repetitive elements are filtered out by ignoring those kmer words with high occurrence numbers. More tuned for ABI Sanger reads. Developers are Adam Spargo and Zemin Ning from the Sanger Centre. Compaq Alpha, Linux-64, Linux-32, Solaris and Mac

* PolyBayesShort – A re-incarnation of the PolyBayes SNP discovery tool developed by Gabor Marth at Washington University. This version is specifically optimized for the analysis of large numbers (millions) of high-throughput next-generation sequencer reads, aligned to whole chromosomes of model organism or mammalian genomes. Developers at Boston College. Linux-64 and Linux-32.

* PyroBayes – PyroBayes is a novel base caller for pyrosequences from the 454 Life Sciences sequencing machines. It was designed to assign more accurate base quality estimates to the 454 pyrosequences. Developers at Boston College.

Genome Annotation/Genome Browser/Alignment Viewer/Assembly Database
* STADEN – Includes GAP4. GAP5 once completed will handle next-gen sequencing data. A partially implemented test version is available here
* EagleView – An information-rich genome assembler viewer. EagleView can display a dozen different types of information including base quality and flowgram signal. Developers at Boston College.

* XMatchView – A visual tool for analyzing cross_match alignments. Developed by Rene Warren and Steven Jones at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Python/Win or Linux.

* SAM – Sequence Assembly Manager. Whole Genome Assembly (WGA) Management and Visualization Tool. It provides a generic platform for manipulating, analyzing and viewing WGA data, regardless of input type. Developers are Rene Warren, Yaron Butterfield, Asim Siddiqui and Steven Jones at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. MySQL backend and Perl-CGI web-based frontend/Linux.

CHiP-Seq/BS-Seq
* FindPeaks – perform analysis of ChIP-Seq experiments. It uses a naive algorithm for identifying regions of high coverage, which represent Chromatin Immunoprecipitation enrichment of sequence fragments, indicating the location of a bound protein of interest. Original algorithm by Matthew Bainbridge, in collaboration with Gordon Robertson. Current code and implementation by Anthony Fejes. Authors are from the Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. JAVA/OS independent. Latest versions available as part of the Vancouver Short Read Analysis Package

* CHiPSeq – Program used by Johnson et al. (2007) in their Science publication

* BS-Seq – The source code and data for the “Shotgun Bisulphite Sequencing of the Arabidopsis Genome Reveals DNA Methylation Patterning” Nature paper by Cokus et al. (Steve Jacobsen’s lab at UCLA). POSIX.

* SISSRs – Site Identification from Short Sequence Reads. BED file input. Raja Jothi @ NIH. Perl.

* QuEST – Quantitative Enrichment of Sequence Tags. Sidow and Myers Labs at Stanford. From the 2008 publication Genome-wide analysis of transcription factor binding sites based on ChIP-Seq data. (C++)

Alternate Base Calling
* Rolexa – R-based framework for base calling of Solexa data. Project publication

* Alta-cyclic – “a novel Illumina Genome-Analyzer (Solexa) base caller”

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