Quick post: nice review on de novo genome assembly

Just a quick post here.  There is a nice review by Monya Baker on de novo genome assembly in Nature Methods: De novo genome assembly: what every biologist should know : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group.  It is currently freely available though not sure if that is permanent or not …

Love the start which quotes my colleague Ian Korf

Asked how mature the field of genome assembly is, Ian Korf at the University of California, Davis, compares it to a teenager with great capabilities. “It’s got bold assertions about what it can do, but at the same time it’s making embarrassing mistakes,” he says

The paper is definitely worth a look …

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

4 thoughts on “Quick post: nice review on de novo genome assembly”

  1. Thanks for pointing this out, I didn't realize it had appeared. For those who don't know it, many former TIGR scientists were involved in the assembly comparisons discussed in the article.

    TIGR is no more but its influence continues… 😉


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