Is Velvet using k-mer coverage values instead of nucleotide coverage in its parameters?
Suppose, for example, that my average read length is 36bp and k-mer size is 21. If I want to eliminate all regions with coverage of 2x or below should I use '-covcutoff 2' or '-covcutoff 0.9' (the latter based on a formula in the Velvet manual which converts nucleotide coverage to k-mer coverage - see Section 5.1 in the manual)? What about the '-exp_cov' parameter? Should I use k-mer coverage values for this parameter, too?