Quality control and preprocessing of metagenomic datasets

Robert Schmieder, Robert Edwards

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Summary: Here, we present PRINSEQ for easy and rapid quality control and data preprocessing of genomic and metagenomic datasets. Summary statistics of FASTA (and QUAL) or FASTQ files are generated in tabular and graphical form and sequences can be filtered, reformatted and trimmed by a variety of options to improve downstream analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbtr026
Pages (from-to)863-864
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
by-nc/2.5), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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