Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bambino (BamView): a variant detector and alignment viewer for next-generation sequencing data in the SAM/BAM format

Bambino: a variant detector and alignment viewer for next-generation sequencing data in the SAM/BAM format: "

Summary: Bambino is a variant detector and graphical alignment viewer for next-generation sequencing data in the SAM/BAM format, which is capable of pooling data from multiple source files. The variant detector takes advantage of SAM-specific annotations, and produces detailed output suitable for genotyping and identification of somatic mutations. The assembly viewer can display reads in the context of a either a user-provided or automatically-generated reference sequence, retrieve genome annotation features from a UCSC genome annotation database, display histograms of non-reference allele frequencies, and predict protein coding changes caused by SNPs.


Availability: Bambino is written in platform-independent Java and available from https://cgwb.nci.nih.gov/goldenPath/bamview/documentation/index.html, along with documentation and example data. Bambino may be launched online via Java Web Start or downloaded and run locally.


Contact: edmonson@nih.gov.

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(Via Bioinformatics - Advance Access.)