Questions tagged [scaffold]

A set of contigs, the order of which corresponds to consecutive genomic locations. Contigs can be scaffolded using a reference genome or optical mapping.

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Which one is a more convenient assembly?

I have developed a software for de novo genome assembly. Its performance varies gradually according to how much data you employ. At initial stages it often produces contigs that look like that when ...
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Resources to learn genome assembly workflow for small genomes (like viruses)

I have sequencing data of a few samples of a DNA genome virus. I'd like to learn de novo assembly of the ...
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Is there any value in scaffolding the output contigs of MEGAHIT assembler given a metagenomic dataset?

As far as I understood, for most assembly programs, the scaffolding step takes into consideration paired-end information in order to get from contigs (contiguous sequences) to scaffolds (longer ...
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Is it possible to determine the genomic context of a gene in a Whole Genome Shotgun project?

I performed several BLAST searches and identified several genes of interest in a Whole Genome Shotgun (wgs) project. I know that gene X is located on scaffold 1234, from nucleotide 1 - 2250, while ...
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Genome scaffolding

I have assembled a virus genome using Ray resulting in approximately 5000 contigs. Now I want to build a scaffold of those contigs to get the full genome (I am aware of the fact that there might be ...
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Can I run STAR without an annotation file?

I wish to use Rascaf to scaffold a fragmented draft genome. For this, I need to provide a BAM file of aligned RNA-seq reads and the draft genome. So, I indexed the draft genome with STAR like this: <...
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Scaffolding a genome with hybrid data

I am assembling a ~500MB genome, and have ~150x long reads and ~200x 150bp PE short reads, with a ~400bp insert size. I've done a lot of work with minimap+miniasm, and have what I think is a good set ...
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Installing Sibelia for Ragout on Mac OSX

I am trying to use Ragout: https://github.com/fenderglass/Ragout to fill the gaps in my de novo genome assembly. You can access the article freely here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24931998 ...
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How can I use Nanopore reads to close gaps or resolve repeats in a short-read assembly?

Low coverage MinION reads should be useful to close gaps and resolve repeats left by short-read assemblers. However, I haven't had any success with the software I know about. I'm aware of the ...
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Reordering scaffolds according to a reference without a genetic map

I am trying to reorder scaffolds of a rice species, but no genetic map is available right now. Oryza sativa Japonica is a close relative of this rice species. Mummer was used to do a whole genome ...
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What causes the difference in total length of assembled contigs and scaffolds in SOAPdenovo2?

I use SOAPdenovo2 to assemble a large genome (4.8G) using ~20X paired-end reads. The total length of contig sizes is 6.3G while total length of scaffolds is 2.7G. Note that this is a haploid genome, ...