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SUMMARY: amplimap is a command-line tool to automate the processing and analysis of data from targeted next-generation sequencing experiments with PCR-based amplicons or capture-based enrichment systems. From raw sequencing reads, amplimap generates output such as read alignments, annotated variant calls, target coverage statistics and variant allele counts and frequencies for each target base pair. In addition to its focus on user-friendliness and reproducibility, amplimap supports advanced features such as consensus base calling for read families based on unique molecular identifiers and filtering false positive variant calls caused by amplification of off-target loci. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: amplimap is available as a free Python package under the open-source Apache 2.0 License. Documentation, source code and installation instructions are available at

Original publication




Journal article



Publication Date





5349 - 5350


Alleles, High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Reproducibility of Results, Software