CrossMap is a program for convenient conversion of genome coordinates (or annotation files) between different assemblies (such as Human hg18 (NCBI36) <> hg19 (GRCh37), Mouse mm9 (MGSCv37) <> mm10 (GRCm38)).
It supports most commonly used file formats including SAM/BAM, Wiggle/BigWig, BED, GFF/GTF, VCF. CrossMap is designed to liftover genome coordinates between assemblies. It’s not a program for aligning sequences to reference genome.
We do not recommend using CrossMap to convert genome coordinates between species.
- HPC_CROSSMAP_DIR - installation directory
If you publish research that uses crossmap you have to cite it as follows:
Zhao, H., Sun, Z., Wang, J., Huang, H., Kocher, J.-P., & Wang, L. (2013). CrossMap: a versatile tool for coordinate conversion between genome assemblies. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), btt730.