Binary Alignment Map

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Binary Alignment Map (BAM) is the comprehensive raw data of genome sequencing;[1] it consists of the lossless, compressed binary representation of the Sequence Alignment Map-files.[2][3]

BAM is the compressed binary representation of SAM (Sequence Alignment Map). BAM is in compressed BGZF format.

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  1. ^ "Carl Zimmer's Game of Genomes, Season 1: Episode 3, BAM Reveals All". STAT. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  2. ^ Li, Heng (2009-06-08). "The Sequence Alignment/Map format and SAMtools" (PDF). Bioinformatics. 25: 2078–9. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btp352. PMC 2723002. PMID 19505943.
  3. ^ "Binary Alignment Map". National Cancer Institute Wiki. Retrieved 2016-08-21.