TRTools: a toolkit for genome-wide analysis of tandem repeats

Bioinformatics. 2021 May 5;37(5):731-733. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa736.


Summary: A rich set of tools have recently been developed for performing genome-wide genotyping of tandem repeats (TRs). However, standardized tools for downstream analysis of these results are lacking. To facilitate TR analysis applications, we present TRTools, a Python library and suite of command line tools for filtering, merging and quality control of TR genotype files. TRTools utilizes an internal harmonization module, making it compatible with outputs from a wide range of TR genotypers.

Availability and implementation: TRTools is freely available at Detailed documentation is available at

Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Documentation
  • Gene Library
  • Genotype
  • Software*
  • Tandem Repeat Sequences*