Background: The analysis of long reads or the assessment of assembly or target capture data often necessitates running alignments against reference genomes or gene sets. Aligner outputs are often parsed automatically by scripts, but many kinds of analysis can benefit from the understanding that can follow human inspection of individual alignments. Findings: We developed Alvis, a simple command line tool that can generate visualisations for a number of common alignment analysis tasks. Alvis is a fast and portable tool that accepts input in the most common alignment formats and will output production ready vector images. Additionally, Alvis will highlight potentially chimeric reads or contigs, a common source of misassemblies. We found that splitting chimeric reads using the output provided by Alvis can improve the contiguity of assemblies, while maintaining correctness.
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- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
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- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
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