MaSuRCA is whole genome assembly software. It combines the efficiency of the de Bruijn graph and Overlap-Layout-Consensus (OLC) approaches. MaSuRCA can assemble data sets containing only short reads from Illumina sequencing or a mixture of short reads and long reads.



  • MASuRCA web site
  • Zimin, A. et al. The MaSuRCA genome Assembler. Bioinformatics (2013). doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt476


Usage on Bridges


To see what versions of MaSuRCA are available type

module avail masurca

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help  masurca

To use MaSuRCA, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the MaSuRCA module:

module load masurca

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help masurca command.