VIRULIGN: fast codon-correct alignment and annotation of viral genomes

Pieter J.K. Libin, K. Deforche,, AB Abecasis, Kristof Theys

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Virus sequence data are an essential resource for reconstructing spatiotemporal dynamics of viral spread as well as to inform treatment and prevention strategies. However, the potential benefit for these applications critically depends on accurate and correctly annotated alignments of genetically heterogeneous data. VIRULIGN was built for fast codon-correct alignments of large datasets, with standardized and formalized genome annotation and various alignment export formats.

VIRULIGN is freely available at as an open source software project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1765
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Oct 2018

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