De novo genome assembly evaluation

Probabilistic measure of assembly quality

LAP is a de novo probabilistic measure of assembly quality which allows an objective comparison of multiple assemblies generated from a same set of reads. Specifically, we define the quality of an assembly as the conditional probability of the sequenced reads given the sequence output by the assembler, value maximized by the true genome sequence.

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LAP 1.1 9/3/13 

Please cite: Ghodsi, M., Hill, C. M., Astrovskaya, I., Lin, H., Sommer, D. D., Koren, S., & Pop, M. De novo likelihood-based measures for comparing genome assemblies." BMC research notes 6 (2013): 334.

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Other Documentation

  • OMICS Day, 5/12 (.pdf)


September 3rd, 2013

  • Added -n parameter to allow comparison of metagenomic assemblies.

April 15, 2013

  • Updated Getting started.
  • Fixed issue with creating ./tmp and ./indexes directories.

December 17, 2012

  • Website created.