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equicktandem is a tool to detect nucleotide sequence sections that potentially contain repeats in tandem. The equicktandem algorithm identifies segments of sequences where bases match elsewhere in the sequence without gaps. The equicktandem algorithm scores each match with +1 and each mismatch with -1.


Sequence composition, complexity and repeats


  • Operation: Repeat sequence detection
  • Input: Nucleic acid record
  • Output: Sequence report
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: GNU GPL v3
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Maturity: Mature
  • Credit: -
  • Contact: emboss _at_;emboss _at_;emboss-bug _at_
  • Collection: EMBOSS


Rice P, Longden I, Bleasby A "EMBOSS: the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite." Trends Genet. 2000; 16(6):276-7
PMID: 10827456

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