|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Ribeiro, F, Przybylski, D, Yin, S, Sharpe, T, Gnerre, S, Abouelleil, A, Berlin, AM, Montmayeur, A, Shea, TP, Walker, BJ, Young, SK, Russ, C, Maccallum, I, Nusbaum, C, Jaffe, DB|
Exceptionally accurate genome reference sequences have proven to be of great value to microbial researchers. Thus, to date about 1800 bacterial genome assemblies have been "finished" at great expense with the aid of manual laboratory and computational processes that typically iterate over a period of months or even years. By applying a new laboratory design and new assembly algorithm to sixteen samples, we demonstrate that assemblies exceeding finished quality can be obtained from whole-genome shotgun data and automated computation. Cost and time requirements are thus dramatically reduced.