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Short Description BEERS was designed to benchmark RNA-Seq alignment algorithms and also algorithms that aim to reconstruct different isoforms and alternate splicing from RNA-Seq data
Long Description By default BEERS simulates either mouse or human paired-end RNA-Seq data modeled on the illumina platform. It starts with a large number of gene models (approx 500K) taken from about ten different published annotation efforts, and then chooses a fixed number of these genes at random (30,000 by default). This avoids biasing for or against any particular set of annotations. BEERS then introduces substitutions, indels, alternate spice forms, sequencing errors, and intron signal. BEERS can also simulate strand specific reads. BEERS does not simulate quality scores. There are four configuration files required (available below).
Project Started 2011
Last Release 9 years ago
Citations Grant GR, Farkas MH, Pizarro AD, Lahens NF, Schug J, Brunk BP, Stoeckert CJ, Hogenesch JB, Pierce EA, Comparative analysis of RNA-Seq alignment algorithms and the RNA-Seq unified mapper (RUM)., Bioinformatics, Sept. 15, 2011 [Abstract, cited in PMC ]
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Last evaluatedMarch 8, 2018 (910 days ago)
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