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Thursday, July 6 • 5:45pm - 5:50pm
Plasmid Profiler: Comparative Analysis of Plasmid Content in WGS Data

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Keywords: R, Plasmids, Visualization, WGS, AMR,
Webpages: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Plasmidprofiler/index.html, http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/03/28/121350.1
Summary: Comparative analysis of bacterial plasmids from short read whole genome sequencing (WGS) data is challenging. This is due to the difficulty in identifying contigs harbouring plasmid sequence data, and further difficulty in assembling such contigs into a full plasmid. As such, few software programs and bioinformatics pipelines exist to perform comprehensive comparative analyses of plasmids within and amongst sequenced isolates. To address this gap, we have developed Plasmidprofiler, a pipeline that uses Galaxy and R to perform comparative plasmid content analysis without the need for de novo assembly. The pipeline is designed to rapidly identify plasmid sequences by mapping reads to a plasmid reference sequence database. Predicted plasmid sequences are then annotated with their incompatibility group, if known. The pipeline allows users to query plasmids for genes or regions of interest and visualize results as an interactive heat map.
Availability and Implementation: Plasmid Profiler is freely available software released under the Apache 2.0 open source software license.
A stand-alone version of the entire Plasmid Profiler pipeline is available as a Docker container at
The conda recipe for the Plasmidprofiler R package is available at
The Plasmidprofiler R package is also available as a CRAN package at
Galaxy tools associated with the pipeline are available as a Galaxy tool suite at
The source code is available at
The Galaxy implementation is available at


Thursday July 6, 2017 5:45pm - 5:50pm
4.01 Wild Gallery

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