Change-O - Repertoire clonal assignment toolkit

Change-O is a collection of tools for processing the output of V(D)J alignment tools, assigning clonal clusters to immunoglobulin sequences, and reconstructing germline sequences.

Dramatic improvements in high-throughput sequencing technologies now enable large-scale characterization of immunoglobulin (Ig) repertoires, defined as the collection of trans-membrane antigen-receptor proteins located on the surface of T and B lymphocytes. Change-O is a suite of utilities to facilitate advanced analysis of Ig and TCR sequences following germline segment assignment. Change-O handles output from IMGT/HighV-QUEST and IgBLAST, and provides a wide variety of clustering methods for assigning clonal groups to Ig sequences. Record sorting, grouping, and various database manipulation operations are also included.