Pintail is a program for detecting and analysing 16S rRNA chimeras and other anomalies. Pintail is a tool for identifying anomalies, including chimeras, within 16S rDNA sequences. The program works by comparing evolutionary distances between a query and subject sequence over the length of the 16S rRNA gene (small subunit rRNA), by employing a sampling window of specified size, progressing a fixed number of bases at a time along the length of the gene.
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KE Ashelford et al. (2005)
At least one in twenty 16S rRNA sequence records currently held in public repositories estimated to contain substantial anomalies
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (12): 7724-7736.