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WisecondorX is a tool for detecting copy number variation (CNV) in low coverage whole-genome sequencing data. It is an improved version of Wisecondor. The algorithm uses a normalization technique within samples.


Genetics; genetic variation


  • Operation: Genetic variation analysis
  • Input: BAM, .npz
  • Output: -
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: Python
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X
  • License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA
  • Cost: Free for non commercial usage.
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: Ghent University.
  • Contact: Lennart Raman lennart.raman _at_
  • Collection: -


Raman L, Dheedene A, De Smet M, Van Dorpe J, Menten B "WisecondorX: improved copy number detection for routine shallow whole-genome sequencing." Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Feb 28;47(4):1605-1614.
PMID: 30566647
PMCID: PMC6393301

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