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Pebblescout is an easy-to-use tool for fast sequence search in petabase-scale nucleotide resources

Pebblescout navigates vast, rapidly growing nucleotide content in resources by providing indexing and search capabilities. We used Pebblescout to index a metagenomic subset of Sequence Read Archive and seven other resources into databases spanning over 3.7 petabases and searchable interactively at a pilot website using queries as short as 42 bases.

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This is a summary of: Shiryev, S. A. & Agarwala, R. et al. Indexing and searching petabase-scale nucleotide resources. Nat. Methods (2024).

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Pebblescout is an easy-to-use tool for fast sequence search in petabase-scale nucleotide resources. Nat Methods 21, 938–939 (2024).

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