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Old 07-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Minia-genome assembler


I am working in the plant genome assembly. I am working on workstation, my fastq file (interleaved as single fastq file) is about 120Gb. I cannot able use velvet, soapdenovo due to memory constraint. I am trying to assemble with minia, which uses very low memory. Although, minina give comparable N50 to other frequently used genome assembler. I wonder why this assembler not used much in genome assembly project?. If I use this assembler, do I have any problem in publication?
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:23 AM   #2
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You probably haven't seen the publication of the assembler, have you? (Space-efficient and exact de Bruijn graph representation based on a Bloom filter,

Though the impact factor of ABM is quite low, it is peer-reviewed, so you shouldn't have any problems when using it.
The reason why it hasn't been cited much is probably that it is quite new?!
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
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As an author, I also wonder why

You should have no problem submitting the results of a Minia assembly to a conference/journal. Actually, if anyone feels otherwise, please state your concern (the software is still actively supported by its authors).

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:39 PM   #4
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The first rule of using Minia assembler: You do not talk about Minia assembler.

The second rule of using Minia assembler: You do not talk about Minia assembler.

Third rule of using Minia assembler: Someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, the assembly is over.

Fourth rule: assemble only large genomes with Minia, take wimpy bacterial ones to Velvet.

Fifth rule: one assembly at a time, fellas.

Sixth rule: no 512GB servers, no digital normalization.

Seventh rule: Assembly will go on as long as they have to.

And the eighth and final rule: If this is your first time assembling large genomes, you have to use Minia assembler.
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:33 AM   #5
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Can anyone tell me how to install minia software?
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:48 AM   #6
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If you run linux 64 bits, then the binary is available here:
Sources can be compiled too from there, but it takes a bit more effort.
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