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Suffix Tree Searcher (STS)
Suffix Tree Searcher, or STS, is a Java program for building and exploring indexes of small or large amounts of DNA data. It connects to C programs that do the heavy lifting. The indexes are actually disk-resident partitioned suffix trees, and can be constructed for single or multiple DNA sequences in very flexible ways. The input format is fasta. The output is in the form of tabular results, generally showing longest common substring (LCS) matches among the input sequences. You can also search for exact and inexact occurrences of user specified strings.
For a more concise description of STS and its controls, please see below for more resources. Portions of the VBRC documentation are present as “tool tips” in the GUI, upon employing the mouse-over action on controls.
Windows is not Supported!!
If you get an error at the beginning of the application, then please follow the following instructions to get the c files manually:
- Create ‘temp’ and ‘exe’ directories in your home directory
- Unzip one of the following archive files in the exe directory:
The VBRC also provides additional help resources for STS:
- User Guide; short descriptions of features and settings of STS.
- VBRC STS Manual; our comprehensive reference manual.
- FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Finally, just email us a question and we’ll gladly help you out.
If you use this resource please cite the relevant papers (publication list).
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