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Blue (version 1.0.0 to 1.1.0)

Blue is a fast, accurate short-read error-correction tool based on k-mer consensus and context.

  • 30 April 2014 | Updated 11 August 2014

Blue will correct both Illumina and 454-like data, and accepts sequence data files in both FASTQ and FASTA formats.

Blue software is made available under the General Public License [external link] and comes with absolutely no warranty.

Blue is written in C# and runs natively on Windows, and with mono on Linux.

An article describing Blue was published on 11 June 2014 titled Blue: correcting sequencing errors using consensus and context1.


The latest version of Blue and related tools are available for download.

Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.0

Version 1.0.1

Version 1.0.0

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  1. Greenfield P,  Duesing K, Papanicolaou A,  Bauer D C. 2014. Blue: correcting sequencing errors using consensus and context. Bioinformatics.