bowtie2 VS STAR

Compare bowtie2 vs STAR and see what are their differences.

bowtie2

A fast and sensitive gapped read aligner (by BenLangmead)

STAR

RNA-seq aligner (by alexdobin)
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bowtie2 STAR
1 7
500 1,422
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8.3 5.7
14 days ago 28 days ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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bowtie2

Posts with mentions or reviews of bowtie2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-25.

STAR

Posts with mentions or reviews of STAR. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-25.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bowtie2 and STAR you can also consider the following projects:

bwa-mem2 - The next version of bwa-mem

seq - A high-performance, Pythonic language for bioinformatics

megahit - Ultra-fast and memory-efficient (meta-)genome assembler