CRISPRSuite programs and tools currently consist of CRISPRTarget, CRISPRDetect, and CRISPRBank. An overview is shown in Figure 1.
Common CRISPRSuite tasks
1. I want to know what the spacers in my arrays target
(CRISPRTarget is the only tool for this purpose. Alternative generic approaches would be to try blastn, or water)
2. I have a genome or draft genome and want to find CRISPR noncoding RNAs
Use CRISPRDetect (or download)
(Our recent publication outlines the advantages of CRISPRDetect, alternative approaches would be to use CRISPRFinder (2007), CRT (2007), Minced (2014))
3. I want to know if any other species have this repeat?
Use CRISPRBank or CRISPRDetect then CRISPRBank.
(Alternative: CRISPRdb (last update 2014))
4. I have predicted an array with CRISPRDetect or another tool and want to correct the direction/strand.
Use CRISPRDirection (download) or repeat analysis with CRISPRDetect
Tools which provide functionality that CRISPRSuite currently does not have:
CRISPRMap- Given a repeat sequence classify it.
(please suggest additions to this list)
Last update: 3/8/2016
By Chris Brown