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Genome Assembly

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Fungal Genomics

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Genome assembly uses sequence similarity to go from sequencing reads to longer contiguous sequences (contigs). Scaffolds are contigs linked together by gaps where the order and orientation of the contigs is known but the exact sequence connecting two contigs is unknown, represented by Ns which estimate the gap length. Here we describe recommendations for genome assembly for different sequencing technologies, describe organelle assembly, and review how to perform assembly quality control.

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The work conducted by the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is supported under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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Clum, A. (2018). Genome Assembly. In: de Vries, R., Tsang, A., Grigoriev, I. (eds) Fungal Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1775. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7804-5_13

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