ExSPAnder: A universal repeat resolver for DNA fragment assembly

Andrey D. Prjibelski, Irina Vasilinetc, Anton Bankevich, Alexey Gurevich, Tatiana Krivosheeva, Sergey Nurk, Son Pham, Anton Korobeynikov, Alla Lapidus, Pavel A. Pevzner

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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have raised a challenging de novo genome assembly problem that is further amplified in recently emerged single-cell sequencing projects. While various NGS assemblers can use information from several libraries of read-pairs, most of them were originally developed for a single library and do not fully benefit from multiple libraries. Moreover, most assemblers assume uniform read coverage, condition that does not hold for single-cell projects where utilization of read-pairs is even more challenging. We have developed an exSPAnder algorithm that accurately resolves repeats in the case of both single and multiple libraries of read-pairs in both standard and single-cell assembly projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)I293-I301
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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