STELLAR (SwifT Exact LocaL AligneR) is a local pairwise aligner that has full sensitivity, i.e. guarantees to report all matches of a given minimal length and maximal error rate. The aligner is composed of two steps, filtering and verification. For filtering it applies the SWIFT algorithm, for which we have developed a new, exact verification strategy. STELLAR is very practical and fast on very long sequences which makes it a suitable new tool for finding local alignments in the edit or hamming distance model.
Birte Kehr., David Weese, and Knut Reinert
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Kehr, B., Weese, D., Reinert, K. (2011).
STELLAR: fast and exact local alignments.
BMC Bioinformatics, 12(Suppl 9):S15, 2011.