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V-FAT is a tool to perform automated computational finishing and annotation of de novo viral assemblies. V-FAT uses reference and read data to order and merge contigs, correct frameshifts, and produce NCBI-ready annotation files. It also performs a set of quality assurance measurements including coverage computation by gene or amplicon and identification of potential consensus errors.

Charlebois, P, Yang, X, Newman, RM, Henn, MR, Zody, MC (2012) V-FAT: a post-assembly pipeline for the finishing and annotation of viral genomes. Submitted.

Support for this tool was provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases through the Genome Sequencing Center for Infectious Diseases.