Transcriptome Assembly Tools

Enabling large-scale next-generation sequence assembly with Blacklight

rna-seq

A variety of extremely challenging biological sequence analyses were conducted on the XSEDE large shared memory resource Blacklight, using current bioinformatics tools and encompassing a wide range of scientific applications. These include genomic sequence assembly, very large metagenomic sequence assembly, ...

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Astroid – transcriptome reconstruction on the basis of a flow network

rna-seq

The advancement of RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has provided an unprecedented opportunity to assess both the diversity and quantity of transcript isoforms in an mRNA transcriptome. In this paper, researchers from the University of Kentucky revisit the computational problem of transcript ...

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SAT-Assembler – A Scalable and Accurate Targeted Gene Assembly Tool for Next-Generation Sequencing Data

Gene assembly, which recovers gene segments from short reads, is an important step in functional analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Lacking quality reference genomes, de novo assembly is commonly used for RNA-Seq data of non-model organisms and metagenomic data. However, ...

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A comparison of De novo short read sequence assemblers

rna-seq

The sequencing, de novo assembly and annotation of transcriptome datasets generated with next generation sequencing (NGS) has enabled biologists to answer genomic questions in non-model species with unprecedented ease. Reliable and accurate de novo assembly and annotation of transcriptomes, however, ...

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FANSe2: A Robust Tool for Quantitative NGS Applications

rna-seq

Correct and bias-free interpretation of the deep sequencing data is inevitably dependent on the complete mapping of all mappable reads to the reference sequence, especially for quantitative RNA-seq applications. Seed-based algorithms are generally slow but robust, while Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT) ...

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