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Old 09-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by aloliveira View Post
I provide 5 reads to velvet (one read with 600 bp in size and the other four with 70 bp). After running , velvet returns an assembly with one contig with 572 bp in size. How can be possible an assembler returns a contig smaller than one of the reads???
What was the command line you used to run Velvet?

(It's an artifact of your low coverage, and edge-effects of k-mers)
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