Annocript – a flexible pipeline for the annotation of transcriptomes also able to identify putative long noncoding RNAs

The eukaryotic transcriptome is composed of thousands of coding and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). However, we lack a software platform to identify both RNA classes in a given transcriptome. Here researchers from the Anton Dohrn – Zoological Station introduce Annocript, a pipeline which combines the annotation of protein coding transcripts with the prediction of putative lncRNAs in whole transcriptomes. It downloads and indexes the needed databases, runs the analysis and produces human readable and standard outputs together with summary statistics of the whole analysis.

Availability – Annocript is distributed under the GNU General Public License (version 3 or later) and is freely available at https://github.com/frankMusacchia/Annocript

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  • Musacchia F, Basu S, Petrosino G, Salvemini M, Sanges R. (2015) Annocript: a flexible pipeline for the annotation of transcriptomes also able to identify putative long noncoding RNAs. Bioinformatics [Epub ahead of print]. [abstract]

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