BWA is a fast, light-weight tool that aligns relatively short sequences to a sequence database. Itcomprises Java-based command-line utilities that manipulate SAM files, and a Java API (SAM-JDK) for creating new programs that read and write SAM files. Both SAM text format and SAM binary (BAM) format are supported.
- Website: http://bio-bwa.sourceforge.net/
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