strategic Kmer extension for scrupulous assemblies


SKESA is a DeBruijn graph-based de-novo assembler designed for assembling reads of microbial genomes sequenced using Illumina. Comparison with SPAdes and MegaHit shows that SKESA produces assemblies that have high sequence quality and contiguity, handles low-level contamination in reads, is fast, and produces an identical assembly for the same input when assembled multiple times with the same or different compute resources. SKESA has been used for assembling over 272,000 read sets in the Sequence Read Archive at NCBI and for real-time pathogen detection.

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