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REPuter is a tool to study repetitive DNA on a genomic scale. The REPuter algorithm detects various types of repeats, reports statistical significance, and has interactive visualization.


Sequence composition, complexity and repeats; DNA; Genomics


  • Operation: Repeat sequence detection; Map drawing
  • Input: Raw nucleic acid sequence; .txt; FASTQ; FASTA; XML; EMBL
  • Output: Nucleic acid features
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface; Web user interface
  • Language: -
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X
  • License: Other
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Maturity: Mature
  • Credit: The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 635 Bioinformatik
  • Contact: bibi-help _at_
  • Collection: -


Kurtz S, Choudhuri JV, Ohlebusch E, Schleiermacher C, Stoye J, Giegerich R "REPuter: the manifold applications of repeat analysis on a genomic scale." Nucleic Acids Res. 2001; 29(22):4633-42
PMID: 11713313

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