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15.0 > Academic > RepeatMasker (4.1.5)

RepeatMasker is a program that screens DNA sequences for interspersed
repeats and low complexity DNA sequences. The output of the program is a
detailed annotation of the repeats that are present in the query
sequence as well as a modified version of the query sequence in which
all the annotated repeats have been masked (default: replaced by Ns).

Currently over 56% of human genomic sequence is identified and masked by
the program. Sequence comparisons in RepeatMasker are performed by one
of several popular search engines including:

- nhmmer (part of 'HMMER', available on SBo)
- Cross_Match. Due to licensing, you should obtain this yourself:
- ABBlast/WUBlast. Due to licensing, you should obtain this yourself:
- RMBlast (found as 'ncbi-rmblastn' on SBo)

RepeatMasker makes use of curated libraries of repeats and currently
supports Dfam (profile HMM library derived from Repbase sequences) and
Repbase, a service of the Genetic Information Research Institute.

Due to the bundled databases, the installed size of this is 2.1 GB!

The package is installed in /opt. After install go fo /opt/RepeatMasker
and run the RepeatMasker Configuration Program:

# perl ./configure

See README.SLACKWARE for details.

This requires: ncbi-rmblastn, trfind, perl-Text-Soundex, HMMER, python3-h5py

Maintained by: Petar Petrov
Keywords: screen,dna,sequence,repeat,interspersed repeats,mask,low complexity
ChangeLog: RepeatMasker


Source Downloads:
RepeatMasker-4.1.5.tar.gz (cc9c7ea4303ef11c3d2ca56af5207609)

Download SlackBuild:
RepeatMasker.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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