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Type: Journal article
Title: genozip: a fast and efficient compression tool for VCF files
Author: Lan, D.
Tobler, R.
Souilmi, Y.
Llamas, B.
Citation: Bioinformatics, 2020; 36(13):4091-4092
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 1367-4803
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Divon Lan, Raymond Tobler, Yassine Souilmi and Bastien Llamas
Abstract: genozip is a new lossless compression tool for VCF (Variant Call Format) files. By applying field-specific algorithms and fully utilizing the available computational hardware, genozip achieves the highest compression ratios amongst existing lossless compression tools known to the authors, at speeds comparable with the fastest multi-threaded compressors. genozip is freely available to non-commercial users. It can be installed via conda-forge, Docker Hub, or downloaded from Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Keywords: Genomics
Data Compression
High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa290
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