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BMC, Genome Biology, 1(17)

DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-0993-1



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Resolving Complex Structural Genomic Rearrangements using a Randomized Approach

Journal article published in 2015 by Xuefang Zhao, Sarah B. Emery, Bridget Myers, Jeffrey M. Kidd, Ryan E. Mills ORCID
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Abstract Complex chromosomal rearrangements are structural genomic alterations involving multiple instances of deletions, duplications, inversions, or translocations that co-occur either on the same chromosome or represent different overlapping events on homologous chromosomes. We present SVelter, an algorithm that identifies regions of the genome suspected to harbor a complex event and then resolves the structure by iteratively rearranging the local genome structure, in a randomized fashion, with each structure scored against characteristics of the observed sequencing data. SVelter is able to accurately reconstruct complex chromosomal rearrangements when compared to well-characterized genomes that have been deeply sequenced with both short and long reads.