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Table 3 Compression of identifiers and sequences: Blue color represents original file size

From: MZPAQ: a FASTQ data compression tool

Dataset Method Read identifiers (MB) Sequences (MB) Identifiers & Sequences (MB) C-ratio
SRR554369 Original blue60.8 blue167.4 blue228.2  
  gzip 7.5 48.8 56.3 4.05
  bzip2 3.8 46.7 50.5 4.52
  LZMA 0.8 17.6 18.4 12.40
  Leon 0.1 18.6 18.7 12.20
  SCALCE 6.8 17.0 23.8 9.59
  Slimfastq 0.1 29.9 30.0 7.61
  LFQC 0.0 17.4 17.4 green13.15
  Deliminate N/A N/A 27.9 8.18
  MFCompress N/A N/A 14.0 16.30
SRR327342 Original blue978.1 blue962.3 blue1940.4  
  gzip 83.6 284.0 367.6 5.28
  bzip2 70.9 269.4 340.3 5.70
  LZMA 46.7 120.2 166.9 11.63
  Leon 26.3 89.3 115.6 16.79
  SCALCE 69.7 68.4 138.1 14.05
  Slimfastq 23.0 149.0 172.0 11.28
  LFQC 20.9 128.7 149.6 12.97
  Deliminate N/A N/A 164.1 11.83
  MFCompress N/A N/A 124.9 green15.54
MH0001 Original blue416.4 blue523.8 blue940.2  
  gzip 36.7 157.5 194.2 4.84
  bzip2 32.1 151.4 183.5 5.12
  LZMA 22.0 101.7 123.7 7.60
  Leon 20.6 87.0 107.6 8.74
  SCALCE 76.7 70.7 147.4 6.38
  Slimfastq 17.5 103.7 121.2 7.76
  LFQC 16.1 103.2 119.3 7.88
  Deliminate N/A N/A 115.9 8.11
  MFCompress N/A N/A 111.1 green8.46
SRR1284073 Original blue4.9 blue649.6 blue654.5  
  gzip 0.8 182.7 183.5 3.57
  bzip2 0.7 176.5 177.2 3.69
  LZMA 0.5 160.1 160.6 4.08
  Leon 0.3 170.1 170.4 3.84
  SCALCE N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Slimfastq N/A N/A N/A N/A
  LFQC 0.3 155.8 156.1 4.19
  Deliminate N/A N/A 155.2 4.22
  MFCompress N/A N/A 155.9 green4.20
SRR870667 Original blue3,947.2 blue7.546.1 blue11,493.3  
  gzip 514.3 2081.6 2595.9 4.43
  bzip2 422.0 1,974.4 2396.4 4.80
  LZMA 280.4 1515.7 1796.1 6.40
  Leon 139.7 1363.1 1502.8 7.65
  SCALCE 341.6 999.4 1341.0 8.57
  Slimfastq 128.2 1419.1 1547.3 7.43
  LFQC 122.2 N/A N/A N/A
  Deliminate N/A N/A 1768.5 6.50
  MFCompress N/A N/A 1407.7 green8.16
ERR174310 Original blue11,107.5 blue21,173.1 blue32,280.6  
  gzip 1483.8 6018.7 7501.7 4.30
  bzip2 1223.6 5745.2 6968.8 4.63
  LZMA 691.0 4982.0 5673.0 5.69
  Leon 355.2 4734.4 5089.6 6.34
  SCALCE 1073.0 3016.0 4089.0 7.89
  Slimfastq 323.4 4426.4 4749.8 6.80
  LFQC N/A N/A N/A.0 N/A
  Deliminate N/A N/A 5604.0 5.76
  MFCompress N/A N/A 4666.3 green6.92
  1. Best results are bold faced and second to best are colored green. N/A refers to unsupported or unsuccessful cases