José Luis Oliveira
Universidade de Aveiro, DETI / IEETA
3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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MAFCO: a compression tool for MAF files
MAFCO is a lossless compression tool specifically designed to compress MAF (Multiple Alignment Format) files. Compared to gzip, the proposed tool attains a compression gain from ≈ 34% to ≈ 57%, depending on the data set. When compared to a recent dedicated method, which is not compatible with some data sets, the compression gain of MAFCO is about 9%. MAFCO was designed and implemented at IEETA, a research unit of the University of Aveiro, and is available for non-commercial use.
Luís M. O. Matos, António J. R. Neves, Diogo Pratas and Armando J. Pinho. “MAFCO: a compression tool for MAF files”. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0116082.