Merges overlapping regions (features) in one BED/GFF/VCF file into a single interval.
This tool combines overlapping or “book-ended” (that is, one base pair away) features in a feature file into a single feature which spans all of the combined features.
Output is a BED file.
This tool uses the BEDTools package. Please cite the article:
Quinlan AR and Hall IM, 2010. BEDTools: a flexible suite of utilities for comparing genomic features. Bioinformatics. 26, 6, pp. 841–842.
Please see the BEDTools homepage for more details.