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As part of the Saccharomyces Genome Resequencing Project, the NCYC undertook the analysis of the rDNA reads from the resequenced S. cerevisiae and S. paradoxus strains. As a result of this research, the NCYC will be releasing a software suite called TURNIP comprising a set of Perl scripts to aid detection of partial SNPs (‘pSNP’), SNPs and indels from unassembled regions of a genome. It is suited to relatively short (10kb – 50kb) regions of DNA and is able to find sites of microheterogeneity that would otherwise be dismissed through lack of awareness of their existence, or as sequencing error.

Find out more about TURNIP.