Supported Applications


  • Description

    (Sequence Alignment/Map) a generic format for storing large nucleotide sequence alignments that provides various utilities for manipulating alignments, including sorting, merging, indexing and generating alignments in a per-position format.

  • Primary Citation*

    H. Li, B. Handsaker, A. Wysoker, T. Fennell, J. Ruan, N. Homer, G. Marth, G. Abecasis, R. Durbin, and 1000-Genome-Project-Data-Processing-Subgroup. 2009. The Sequence Alignment/Map format and SAMtools. Bioinformatics. 25(16): 2078-2079.

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  • Keywords

    DNA-Sequencing, RNA-Sequencing, Utilities

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  1.5
    OS X INTEL:  1.5

  • Other Available Versions

      Linux 64:

      1.4.1, 1.3.1, 1.3, 0.1.19
    • OS X INTEL:

      1.4.1, 1.3.1, 1.3, 0.1.19
  • Developers

    Bob Handshaker, Heng Li.