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Celera WGS Assembler


Celera Assembler is a de novo whole-genome shotgun (WGS) DNA sequence assembler.


  • Website: http://wgs-assembler.sourceforge.net/
  • The standard citation is the original paper: Myers et al. "A Whole-Genome Assembly of Drosophila." Science 287 2196-2204 (2000).
  • More recent papers describe
    • modifications for human genome assembly: Istrail et al. 2004; Levy et al. 2007
    • metagenomics assembly: Venter et al. 2004; Rusch et al. 2007
    • haplotype separation: Levy et al. 2007; Denisov et al. 2008
    • a Sanger+pyrosequencing hybrid pipeline: Goldberg et al. 2006
    • native assembly of 454 data: Miller et al. 2008
    There are links to these papers, and more, in the Publications section of the on-line documentation.





module help wgs

will show you how to get help in using the Celera assembler.

To run Celera, include this command in your job script:

module load wgs


Get more  help on the Celera Assembler.