RetroSeq

RetroSeq

RetroSeq

Overview

Transposable elements were first discovered in maize by Barbara McClintock in the early 20th century and have since been found in almost every organism. A significant proportion of eukaryote genomes consist of transposable element (TE)-derived sequence. These elements are known to have the capacity to modulate gene function and genome evolution. We have developed RetroSeq for detecting non-reference TE insertions from Illumina paired-end whole-genome sequencing data.

Download and Installation

Please see the Github page for instructions.

License and Citation

See top of the source files for licence information.

Contact

Thomas Keane: tk2@sanger.ac.uk

Authors

Sanger Contributors

Publications

  • RetroSeq: transposable element discovery from next-generation sequencing data.

    Keane TM, Wong K and Adams DJ

    Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2013;29;3;389-90

Tool Type

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