PSAnalyse – rapid analysis tool for use with GeneScan

PSAnalyse is a software tool for the length and state analysis of phase variable loci. It is described at length in the publication given below, and the latest version can be downloaded from here. The script contained in the .zip is written in Perl 5 and portable to any system running this software. The PSAnalyse.exe file is a packaged version of this script for use on Windows systems without Perl installed. PSAanalyse_PC.exe is a C# frontend for this script allowing use of the program without resorting to the command line


Lango-Scholey, L.; Aidley, J.; Woodacre, A.; Jones, M. A; Bayliss, C. D. (2016) High Throughput Method for Analysis of Repeat Number for 28 Phase Variable Loci of Campylobacter jejuni Strain NCTC11168, PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159634 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159634)

Bossref – high speed identification of tandem repeat sequences

Bossref is a tool for high speed identification of perfect Tandem Repeat Sequences in genome data. It uses the XOR boolean operator and it’s name is derived from BOolean Simple Sequence REpeat Finder. It is available for use under the MIT license, meaning you can use the software for any purpose of your choosing

At the present time, only a 64-bit version of Bossref is available. It can be downloaded for Windows or for Linux (Intel x86-64 only). These executable files carry no warranty of any kind, and you should treat them with the same caution you treat any executable downloaded from the internet.

Source code will be made available upon publication.


Publication is currently in preparation.