[Open-bio-l] Sanger FASTQ format and the Solexa/Illumina variants

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 18 10:30:28 EST 2009

Hi all,

I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids
Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the conventions
agreed by the OBF projects (largely on this mailing list):

  The Sanger FASTQ file format for sequences with quality scores,
  and the Solexa/Illumina FASTQ variants.
  Peter J. A. Cock (Biopython), Christopher J. Fields (BioPerl),
  Naohisa Goto (BioRuby), Michael L. Heuer (BioJava)
  and Peter M. Rice (EMBOSS).
  Nucleic Acids Research, doi:10.1093/nar/gkp1137

This open access publication will hopefully serve as a reference
describing the original standard Sanger FASTQ, and the two variants
from Solexa/Illumina, and how to inter-convert between them.


P.S. This was also posted on the OBF news server:

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