Question: Simulating Bacterial Population
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4.7 years ago by
Sama60 wrote:

Is there any software available for simulating a bacterial population which contains similar strains?

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4.7 years ago by
Walnut Creek, USA
Brian Bushnell17k wrote:

I am currently doing some simulations where I need bacterial populations at varying levels of identity to each other, so I wrote a tool to do that in the BBMap package. For example, using E.coli: in=e_coli.fasta out=mutant.fasta id=99 ref=mutant.fasta out=reads.fq.gz reads=5m length=150 paired adderrors

That will create a mutant version of E.coli with 99% identity to the original, and then generate 5 million simulated read pairs from the new genome. You can repeat this multiple times; each mutant will be different.

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natasha.sernova3.8k wrote:

See these papers:

Assessing the reliability of eBURST using simulated populations with known ancestry

Hierarchical and Spatially Explicit Clustering of DNA Sequences with BAPS Software

SimBac: simulation of whole bacterial genomes with homologous recombination

Modeling Bacterial Population Growth from Stochastic Single-Cell Dynamics

Also this one:

There are many of them. The choice depends upon what exactly you need.

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