Canu is a fork of the Celera Assembler, designed for high-noise single-molecule sequencing.

Canu is a hierarchical assembly pipeline which runs in four steps:

  • Detect overlaps in high-noise sequences using MHAP
  • Generate corrected sequence consensus
  • Trim corrected sequences
  • Assemble trimmed corrected sequences




Usage on Bridges


To see what versions of Canu are available type

module avail canu

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

module help  canu

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

module load canu

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