Figure 1.

Cumulative contig lengths generated by different assembly programs. For each of six assemblies, contigs longer than 100 bases were ordered by length, and the cumulative length of all contigs shorter than or equal to a given contig was plotted. The total length of the assembly and the number of contigs present in the assembly define the end point of each curve, while the initial slope of each curve reflects the proportion of longer contigs.

Kumar and Blaxter BMC Genomics 2010 11:571   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-571
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