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Tools and Strategies for Long-Read Sequencing and De Novo Assembly of Plant Genomes
- Jung, Hyungtaek, Winefield, Christopher, Bombarely, Aureliano, Prentis, Peter, Waterhouse, Peter
- Trends in plant science 2019 v.24 no.8 pp. 700-724
- decision support systems, genome, genome assembly, nucleotide sequences, surveys
- The commercial release of third-generation sequencing technologies (TGSTs), giving long and ultra-long sequencing reads, has stimulated the development of new tools for assembling highly contiguous genome sequences with unprecedented accuracy across complex repeat regions. We survey here a wide range of emerging sequencing platforms and analytical tools for de novo assembly, provide background information for each of their steps, and discuss the spectrum of available options. Our decision tree recommends workflows for the generation of a high-quality genome assembly when used in combination with the specific needs and resources of a project.