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SBARS (Spectral-Based Approach for Repeats Search) is a tool to identify various types of repeats. The SBARS algorithm uses spectral methods to profile nucleotide sequences on multiple scales to decrease the running time for creating dot plots.


Sequencing; Sequence composition, complexity and repeats; DNA


  • Operation: Repeat sequence detection
  • Software interface: Graphical user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux; Microsoft Windows
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Intel Company, T-Platforms Company
  • Contact: mpyatkov _at_
  • Collection: -


Pyatkov MI, Pankratov AN "SBARS: fast creation of dotplots for DNA sequences on different scales using GA-,GC-content." Bioinformatics 2014; 30(12):1765-6
PMID: 24532721

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