MaskerAid: A performance enhancement to RepeatMasker

Joseph A. Bedell, Ian F Korf, Warren Gish

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1041
Number of pages2
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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    Bedell, J. A., Korf, I. F., & Gish, W. (2000). MaskerAid: A performance enhancement to RepeatMasker. Bioinformatics, 16(11), 1040-1041.