contig assembly

R. Jayakumar jakku at
Wed Feb 7 14:08:34 EST 2001

 For all my contig assembly work, I use the gelassemble program in GCG. The
program is excellent and is quite easy to use.  it also offers a graphic
view as well sequence editing facility.  You also get to find out any
sequencing errors which may cause frame shift etc.


----- Original Message -----
From: "R. John Lye" <rjl6n at>
To: <methods at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: contig assembly

> Claudia Sutton wrote:
> > Greetings all... What assembly program are you using? What programs
> > you avoid, and why?  thanks for any replies.   claudia
> I was looking for contig assembly programs about a year ago.  DNAStar
> (Lasergene) and Sequencher both have contig assembly modules. Both
> companies offer demos, as I recall.  I ended up using the
> set of programs from the University of Washington Genome Center. They
> are not especially easy to set up or to use,but they do exactly what I
> needed, and they do it very well.
> Hope that helps,
> John


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