QUAST evaluates genome assemblies.
It can works both with and without a given reference genome.
The tool accepts multiple assemblies, thus is suitable for comparison.
Alexey Gurevich, Vladislav Saveliev, Nikolay Vyahhi and Glenn Tesler,
QUAST: quality assessment tool for genome assemblies,
Bioinformatics (2013) 29 (8): 1072-1075.
First published online: February 19, 2013
- July 7, 2015 — QUAST 3 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 reports), Significantly upgraded MetaQUAST. Check out full list of changes.
- January 17, 2014 — QUAST 2.3 is released. Now with contig alignment plots!
- January, 2014 — The number of QUAST downloads exceeded three thousands (including more than 1000 downloads of QUAST v.2.2)!
- April 15, 2013 — The paper was published in Bioinformatics volume 29, issue 8, pp. 1072-1075.
Please help us to make QUAST better by sending your comments, bug reports, and suggestions to email@example.com.
Samples of QUAST plots: