The FASTX-Toolkit is a collection of command line tools for Short-Reads FASTA/FASTQ files preprocessing.
Next-Generation sequencing machines usually produce FASTA or FASTQ files, containing multiple short-reads sequences (possibly with quality information).
The main processing of such FASTA/FASTQ files is mapping (aka aligning) the sequences to reference genomes or other databases using specialized programs. Example of such mapping programs are: Blat, SHRiMP, LastZ, MAQ and many many others
However, it is sometimes more productive to preprocess the FASTA/FASTQ files before mapping the sequences to the genome - manipulating the sequences to produce better mapping results.
The FASTX-Toolkit tools perform some of these preprocessing tasks.'
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With an activated Bioconda channel (see 2. Set up channels), install with:
conda install fastx_toolkit
and update with:
conda update fastx_toolkit
or use the docker container:
docker pull quay.io/biocontainers/fastx_toolkit:<tag>
(see fastx_toolkit/tags for valid values for