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TRAP (the Tandem Repeats Analysis Program) is a tool to choose, classify, quantify, and automatic annotation of sequences repeated in tandem. The TRAP algorithm utilizes the results from the Tandem Repeats Finder to analyze the satellite content of DNA sequences.


Sequence composition, complexity and repeats; DNA polymorphism; Sequencing


  • Operation: Repeat sequence detection
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: Perl
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X
  • License: GNU General Public License v3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Maturity: Mature
  • Credit: CNPq/PIBIC
  • Contact: alan _at_ | argruber _at_ | tiagosobreira _at_
  • Collection: -


Sobreira TJ, Durham AM, Gruber A "TRAP: automated classification, quantification and annotation of tandemly repeated sequences." Bioinformatics 2006; 22(3):361-2
PMID: 16332714

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