José Luis Oliveira
Universidade de Aveiro, DETI / IEETA
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MFCompress: a compression tool for FASTA and multi-FASTA data
MFCompress is a compression tool for FASTA and multi-FASTA files. In comparison to gzip and applied to multi-FASTA files, MFCompress can provide additional average compression gains of almost 50%, i.e., it potentially doubles the available storage, although at the cost of some more computation time. On highly redundant data sets, and in comparison with gzip, 8-fold size reductions have been obtained. MFCompress was designed and implemented at IEETA, a research unit of the University of Aveiro, and is available for non-commercial use. For other uses, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Armando J. Pinho, and Diogo Pratas. “MFCompress: a compression tool for FASTA and multi-FASTA data.” Bioinformatics 30.1 (2014): 117-118.