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MetaQUAST: оценка качества метагеномных сборок


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MetaQUAST evaluates and compares metagenome assemblies based on alignments to close references. It is based on QUAST genome quality assessment tool, but addresses features specific for metagenome datasets:
  • Huge species diversity – the tool accepts multiple references and makes multi-genome tables and plots, inlcuding Krona charts.
  • Commonly unknown species content – the tool automatically detects and downloads reference sequences from NCBI.
  • Presence of highly relative genomes – the tool detects chimeric contigs and reports "interspecies misassemblies" in addition to the regular interspecies assembly errors types. 
MetaQUAST can be fed with multiple assemblies, thus is perfect for comparison.

GitHub      Manual


Examples of comparison of 4 assemblers on 3 real datasets:
Alla Mikheenko, Vladislav Saveliev, Alexey Gurevich,
MetaQUAST: evaluation of metagenome assemblies,
Submitted to Bioinformatics (2015)
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