HTSQualC is a Flexible and One-Step Quality Control Software for High-throughput Sequencing Data Analysis Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • ABSTRACTUse of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) has become indispensable in life science research. Raw HTS data contains several sequencing artifacts, and as a first step it is imperative to remove the artifacts for reliable downstream bioinformatics analysis. Although there are multiple stand-alone tools available that can perform the various quality control steps separately, availability of an integrated tool that can allow one-step, automated quality control analysis of HTS datasets will significantly enhance handling large number of samples parallelly. Here, we developed HTSQualC, a stand-alone, flexible, and easy-to-use software for one-step quality control analysis of raw HTS data. HTSQualC can evaluate HTS data quality and perform filtering and trimming analysis in a single run. We evaluated the performance of HTSQualC for conducting batch analysis of HTS datasets with 322 samples with an average 1M (paired end) sequence reads per sample. HTSQualC accomplished the QC analysis in 3 hours in distributed mode and 31 hours in shared mode, thus underscoring its utility and robust performance. In addition to command-line execution, we integrated HTSQualC into the free, open-source, CyVerse cyberinfrastructure resource as a GUI interface, for wider access to experimental biologists who have limited computational resources and/or programming abilities.

altmetric score

  • 8.2

author list (cited authors)

  • Bedre, R., Avila, C., & Mandadi, K.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Bedre, Renesh||Avila, Carlos||Mandadi, Kranthi

Book Title

  • bioRxiv

publication date

  • July 2020