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Bioinformatics. 2000 Nov;16(11):1040-1.

MaskerAid: a performance enhancement to RepeatMasker.

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Genome Sequencing Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.

Abstract

Identifying and masking repetitive elements is usually the first step when analyzing vertebrate genomic sequence. Current repeat identification software is sensitive but slow, creating a costly bottleneck in large-scale analyses. We have developed MaskerAid, a software enhancement to RepeatMasker that increased the speed of masking more than 30-fold at the most sensitive setting.

AVAILABILITY:

On request from the authors (see http://sapiens.wustl.edu/MaskerAid).

CONTACT:

maskeraid@watson.wustl.edu

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