Short Oligonucleotide Analysis Package
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Short Oligonucleotide Analysis Package (SOAP) is a bioinformatics package used for the assembly and analysis of DNA sequences. SOAP is particularly well-suited for Illumina next generation sequences. There are 5 members in this package :
- SOAPaligner: A new alignment tool from SOAP v1.
- SOAPdenovo: A short reads de novo assembler.
- SOAPsnp: An accurate consensus sequence builder.
- SOAPsv: A structural variation scanner.
- SOAPindel: A tool to find insertion and deletion specially for re-sequence technology.
All programs in the SOAP package may be used free of charge.
SOAPdenovo, a program in the SOAP package, was used to assemble the Panda genome entirely from short Illumina next generation sequences .
SOAP v1 is the previous version of SOAPaligner, and it is only a sequence alignment tool while SOAP (SOAP v2) is a program package that contains 5 members as above .