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ARACHNE is a program for assembling data from whole genome shotgun sequencing experiments. It was designed for long reads from Sanger sequencing technology, and has been used extensively to assemble many genomes, including many that are large and highly repetitive.

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Batzoglou S, Jaffe DB, Stanley K, Butler J, Gnerre S, Mauceli E, Berger B, Mesirov JP, Lander ES. January, 2002. ARACHNE: a whole-genome shotgun assembler. Genome Research 12: 177 - 189.

Jaffe DB, Butler J, Gnerre S, Mauceli E, Lindblad-Toh K, Mesirov JP, Zody MC, Lander ES. January, 2003. Whole-genome sequence assembly for mammalian genomes: Arachne 2. Genome Research 13: 91 - 96.

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