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lobSTR is a tool to align and genotype short tandem repeat profiles from high-throughput sequencing data. The lobSTR algorithm uses concepts from signal processing and statistical learning methods to circumvent gapped alignment to filter noise.




  • Operation: Repeat sequence organisation analysis
  • Software interface: Workflow
  • Language: R;C++;Python
  • Operating system: Linux
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 4.0.6
  • Maturity: Mature
  • Credit: The National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at Tel-Aviv University, Israeli Science Foundation, IBM Open Collaborative Research grant
  • Contact: lobstr-user-group _at_
  • Collection: -


Gymrek M, Golan D, Rosset S, Erlich Y "lobSTR: A short tandem repeat profiler for personal genomes." Genome Res. 2012; 22(6):1154-62
PMID: 22522390
PMCID: PMC3371701

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