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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Richard J Challis wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, conceived, designed, wrote, documented and tested the pipeline.

Sujai Kumar wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper, designed, wrote and tested the pipeline.

Lewis Lewis Stevens wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper, contributed documentation, tested the pipeline.

Mark Blaxter wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The EasyImport code repository is available at and includes EasyMirror ( and GFF Parser ( repositories as submodules


This work was funded by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Tools and Resources fund award (BB/K020161/1, BB/K019945/1, BB/K020129/1) The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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