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ready Sequence Alignment Map


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The Sequence Alignment/Map (SAM) format is a TAB-delimited text format consisting of a header section, which is optional, and an alignment section.

How to cite this record: SAM; Sequence Alignment Map; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 2:04 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 20 2018 12:05 p.m.

Record updated: Nov. 28, 2016, 3:55 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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The Sequence Alignment/Map format and SAMtools.

Li H, Handsaker B, Wysoker A, Fennell T, Ruan J, Homer N, Marth G, Abecasis G, Durbin R; 1000 Genome Project Data Processing Subgroup
Bioinformatics 2009

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