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SPAdes 3.11 is released!

A new version of SPAdes if finally out. In this release you will see many nice improvements, such as

  • Reworked IonHammer module
  • Major improvements in metaSPAdes pipeline
  • Support for strand-specific data and coverage-based isoform detection in rnaSPAdes
  • exSPAnder repeat resolution is improved in terms of both performance and repeat resolution accuracy
  • Better RAM consumption and running time in general
  • Improved careful mode for isolate datasets 
  • Several important bug-fixes

SPAdes 3.9: introducing rnaSPAdes transcriptome assembler


We are happy to announce that we have just released new SPAdes 3.9.0. In this version, we have included rnaSPAdes – a de novo transcriptome assembler for RNA-Seq data.

SPAdes 3.8 is out!






We have just released a new version of SPAdes, which includes the following features and modifications:

  • plasmidSPAdes – a pipeline for extracting and assembling plasmids from WGS data;
  • major improvements in metaSPAdes;
  • several performance improvements.

Try SPAdes 3.8 now!



SPAdes 3.7 with metaSPAdes is out

We are happy to announce that we have just released new SPAdes 3.7.0. This version includes metaSPAdes metagenomic pipeline and many other improvements and fixes.

Please note that SPAdes is not intended for large genomes (e.g. mammalian size genomes). Should you decide to use SPAdes for a larger genome, please be aware that you are doing it at your own risk.

SPAdes version 3.7.0 is released under GPLv2 and openly available for download from

Your comments, bug reports, and suggestions are very welcomed. They will help us to further improve SPAdes. If you have any troubles running SPAdes, please provide us with the files params.txt and spades.log from the output directory. Address for communications:




rnaQUAST is released

rnaQUAST is a tool for evaluating quality of transcriptome assemblies using reference genome and gene database. You can download here the first stable release

SPAdes updated to v. 3.6.2

A bug-fix release SPAdes 3.6.2 is available. Please consider updating SPAdes:


SPAdes 3.6.1 is available! A bug-fix release.

SPAdes 3.6.1 is available! 

A bug-fix release. 

Please consider updating SPAdes:

QUAST 3.1 is out - even better, faster, much lighter installation package, and brand new visualizations in MetaQUAST

QUAST 3.1 released! Even better, faster, and much lighter than QUAST 3.0.

  • Significantly reduced size of the installation package
  • MetaQUAST includes Krona charts, heatmaps, and many other new features

SPAdes 3.6: better performance + truSPAdes for TruSeq long reads

SPAdes 3.6 is out!

NEW: Added truSPAdes – an assembler for short reads produced by Illumina TruSeq Long Read technology.


  • Better running time, less RAM consumption and improved results for BayesHammer error correction module.
  • Improvements and bugfixes in repeat resolution and scaffolding modules.
  • Improvements and bugfixes in dipSPAdes.
  • MismatchCorrector now uses bwa-mem.
  • Bugfixes in MismatchCorrector.

QUAST 3 is out!

Brand new version of QUAST is released!

  • Faster: 5x–100x more running w/o reference; running in parallel with large references; new spead-up options: --no-check, --no-gc, --no-snps, --fast
  • Better: more accurate missasembly detection algorithm, new metrics and reports
  • New MetaQUAST: better contig binning, multi-reference reports, interspecies translocations

Download here. Check the full list of changes here.

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