3 years ago

BAUM: Improving genome assembly by adaptive unique mapping and local overlap-layout-consensus approach.

Zheng Li, Anqi Wang, Lei M Li, Zhanyu Wang
It is highly desirable to assemble genomes of high continuity and consistency at low cost. The current bottleneck of draft genome continuity using the Second Generation Sequencing (SGS) reads is primarily caused by uncertainty among repetitive sequences. Even though the Single-Molecule Real-Time sequencing technology is very promising to overcome the uncertainty issue, its relatively high cost and error rate add burden on budget or computation. Many long-read assemblers take the overlap-layout-consensus (OLC) paradigm, which is less sensitive to sequencing errors, heterozygosity and variability of coverage. However, current assemblers of SGS data do not sufficiently take advantage of the OLC approach.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bty020

DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bty020

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