GbsPro - FAMD's GBS Processor


GbsPro (here)


GbsPro is a simple Windows (64-bit or 32-bit) utility program that was developed to simplify the task of getting Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) or similar next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based data into FAMD. The program can be run from the command-line or used via its graphical user interface.

GbsPro currently performs these functions:

  • Demultiplexing of single- or paired-end NGS reads given internal barcodes, allowing for rescue of poor barcodes using sequence-quality-based minimum odds and odds ratios.
  • Unique tag counting and processing to generate tag count tables, e.g. for import into FAMD.

Internally, GbsPro uses the biOP libraries for NGS file handling.


[26/08/2014] The most recent version of GbsPro is available for download here. The program is provided as-is. By downloading GbsPro you agree to the legal disclaimer below:

Legal disclaimer
GbsPro (c) Copyright 2013-2014 Philipp M Schlüter.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, whether expressed or implied; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The author (PMS) will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential, indirect or similar damages due to loss of data or any other reason, even if he or an agent of his has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages, regardless of the form of the claim. The person using the software bears all risk as to the quality and performance of the software.

Please feel free to contact me (see FAMD page) if you experience any problems or to suggest any change to the program.


Installation: Simply unzip and run (I recommend the 64-bit version!). To remove it, you can simply delete it. Documentation is provided in the form of a PDF, so you need a PDF reader installed.

Different versions available for download:

  • GbsPro 0.01.0021 from 26/08/2014 is here.


(c) Copyright 2014 by pms.