MAP (Metagenomic Assembly program) is a de novo assembly approach and its implementation based on an improved Overlap/Layout/Consensus (OLC) strategy incorporated with several special algorithms.MAP uses the mate pair information, resulting in being more applicable to shotgun DNA reads (recommended as > 200 bp) currently widely-used in metagenome projects. Results of extensive tests on simulated data show that MAP can be superior to both Celera and Phrap for typical longer reads by Sanger sequencing, as well as has an evident advantage over Celera, Newbler, and the newest Genovo, for typical shorter reads by 454 sequencing.
Medical information and systems biology laboratory, Peking Uiniversity, Beijing
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Bioinformatics. 2012 Jun 1;28(11):1455-62. Epub 2012 Apr 11.
A de novo metagenomic assembly program for shotgun DNA reads.
Lai B, Ding R, Li Y, Duan L, Zhu H.