Sequence alignment is a commonly used tool in bioinformatics for different applications. In order to increase the performance of these tools (e.g. BLAST and the different versions of it) in terms of execution time, the Software Development Group at Genetwister created a BLAST based implementation which can run in a Spark cluster using HDFS as file system support.
Appropriate experimental design and data analysis of breeding trials are essential. Genetwister offers assistance in the designing of experiments, taking into account the breeding program’s practical considerations.