Table 1

Comparison of results from different NGS assemblers

Assembler

No. of second order contigs

No. of contigs

Largest contig

Average length

N50*

N90*

Number of bases


MIRA [8] + CAP3 [29]

3056

25845

3620

402.36

406

253

11628536

Newbler [26]

25127

2607

407.11

409

252

10229510


*N50 refers to the length of the shortest contig such that the sum of contigs of equal length or longer is at least 50% of the total assembly size. While N90 refers to the length of the shortest contig such that the sum of contigs of equal length or longer is at least 90% of the total assembly size.

Garg and Ranganathan BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S14   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-S3-S14

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