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ready Big Multiple Alignment Format


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The bigMaf format stores multiple alignments in a format compatible with MAF files, which is then compressed and indexed as a bigBed. The bigMaf files are created using the program bedToBigBed, run with the -as option to pull in a special autoSql (.as) file that defines the fields of the bigMaf.

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Record added: March 28, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Record updated: March 29, 2017, 8:46 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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