LV Barcoding - VIP Barcoding 2.0: Download and Update
Locality sensitive hashing-based VIP Barcoding, or LV Barcoding is the latest version of VIP Barcoding, which is a user-friendly software in graphical user interface for rapid DNA barcoding, by adopting a three-step hybrid approach - first by mapping reference database into the clusters using random hyperplane projection method, second by screening the reference database using the alignment-free composition vector method within a certain cluster, finally followed by alignment-based K2P distance nearest neighbor method using the further smaller dataset generated in the second step. This platform is able to deal with both large-scale and multi-locus barcoding data, and can also allow users to conveniently construct their own reference databases. Moreover this program can take advantage of the multi-core processor for parallel computation. Currently, this stand-alone software is available for XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Ubuntu(>=10.04)/Fedora(>=13)/Mac(>=10.6.8 Snow Leopard).
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How to cite: (1) L Fan, JHL Hui, ZG Yu, KH Chu. VIP Barcoding: composition vector-based software for rapid species identification based on DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14: 871-881 [Link]
(2) L Fan, KH Chu. LV Barcoding: locality sensitive hashing-based tool for rapid species identification in DNA barcoding. arXiv:1407.3348 [Link]