DOI: 10.1101/491498Dec 9, 2018Paper

simuG: a general-purpose genome simulator

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Jia-Xing Yue, Gianni Liti


Summary: Simulated genomes with pre-defined and random genomic variants can be very useful for benchmarking genomic and bioinformatics analyses. Here we introduce simuG, a lightweight tool for simulating the full-spectrum of genomic variants (SNPs, INDELs, CNVs, inversions and translocations) for any organisms (including human). The simplicity and versatility of simuG makes it a unique general purpose genome simulator for a wide-range of simulation-based applications. Availability and implementation: Code in Perl along with user manual and testing data is available at This software is free for use under the MIT license.

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