NextClip: an analysis and read preparation tool for Nextera Long Mate Pair libraries

Bioinformatics. 2014 Feb 15;30(4):566-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt702. Epub 2013 Dec 2.


Summary: Illumina's recently released Nextera Long Mate Pair (LMP) kit enables production of jumping libraries of up to 12 kb. The LMP libraries are an invaluable resource for carrying out complex assemblies and other downstream bioinformatics analyses such as the characterization of structural variants. However, LMP libraries are intrinsically noisy and to maximize their value, post-sequencing data analysis is required. Standardizing laboratory protocols and the selection of sequenced reads for downstream analysis are non-trivial tasks. NextClip is a tool for analyzing reads from LMP libraries, generating a comprehensive quality report and extracting good quality trimmed and deduplicated reads.

Availability and implementation: Source code, user guide and example data are available from

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Genomic Library*
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Software*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins