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WebQUAST: online evaluation of genome assemblies

Mikheenko, Alla; Saveliev, Vladislav; Hirsch, Pascal; Gurevich, Alexey; (2023) WebQUAST: online evaluation of genome assemblies. Nucleic Acids Research 10.1093/nar/gkad406. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Selecting proper genome assembly is key for downstream analysis in genomics studies. However, the availability of many genome assembly tools and the huge variety of their running parameters challenge this task. The existing online evaluation tools are limited to specific taxa or provide just a one-sided view on the assembly quality. We present WebQUAST, a web server for multifaceted quality assessment and comparison of genome assemblies based on the state-of-the-art QUAST tool. The server is freely available at https://www.ccb.uni-saarland.de/quast/. WebQUAST can handle an unlimited number of genome assemblies and evaluate them against a user-provided or pre-loaded reference genome or in a completely reference-free fashion. We demonstrate key WebQUAST features in three common evaluation scenarios: assembly of an unknown species, a model organism, and a close variant of it.

Type: Article
Title: WebQUAST: online evaluation of genome assemblies
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkad406
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkad406
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2023. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10170543
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