MaskerAid: a performance enhancement to RepeatMasker.

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


SUMMARY: 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.
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Bedell JA, Korf I, Gish W.

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