simNGS is software for simulating observations from Illumina sequencing machines using the statistical models behind the AYB base-calling software. By default, observations only incorporate noise due to sequencing and do not incorporate effects from more esoteric sources of noise that may be present in real data (“dust”, bubbles, merged clusters, sequence-heterogeneous clusters, etc). Many of these additional sources may optionally applied.
SimulaTE allows to simulate arbitrary complex landscapes of transposable elements (TEs). Additionally reads may be simulated using the genomes of all indivdiuals in the population as template. Reads may be simulated using different sequencing technologies (PacBio, Illumina paired-ends) and strategies (sequencing individuals and pooled populations). SimulaTE will greatly aid in evaluating the suitability of different approaches for estimating TE abundance within populations and to test whether given genomic resources, such as a reference genome or a TE database (a fasta file containing consensus sequences of TEs), are suitable for TE identification.
Seq-Gen is a program that will simulate the evolution of nucleotide or amino acid sequences along a phylogeny, using common models of the substitution process. A range of models of molecular evolution are implemented including the general reversible model. State frequencies and other parameters of the model may be given and site-specific rate heterogeneity may also be incorporated in a number of ways. Any number of trees may be read in and the program will produce any number of data sets for each tree. Thus large sets of replicate simulations can be easily created. It has been designed to be a general purpose simulator that incorporates most of the commonly used (and computationally tractable) models of molecular sequence evolution.
SimMSG allows users to simulate hybrids from crossing two parental genomes, and run the MSG (Multiplexed Shotgun Genotyping) pipeline on these simulated hybrids to test the accuracy of the algorithm. It allows researchers to decide on various parameters before they conduct an MSG experiment.