READemption is a pipeline for the computational evaluation of RNA-Seq data. It was originally developed to process dRNA-Seq reads (as introduced by Sharma et al., Nature, 2010 (Pubmed)) originating from bacterial samples. Meanwhile is has been extended to process data generated in different experimental setups and from all domains of life. The functions which are accessible via a command-line interface cover read processing and aligning, coverage calculation, gene expression quantification, differential gene expression analysis as well as visualization. In order to set up and perform analyses quickly READemption follows the principal of convention over configuration: Once the input files are copied/linked into defined folders no further parameters have to be given. Still, READemption’s behavior can be adapted to specific needs of the user by parameters.

READemption webpage

Scientific topics: Sequence analysis, Transcriptomics

Doi: doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu533