I'm trying to do a de novo assembly of a mycobacterial isolate that is likely similar to one of several published complete genomes on NCBI that I am hoping to use as a reference. I was able to use SPAdes to assemble contigs from Illumina PE reads, but now I have a few thousand contigs that need to be arranged. Anyone have suggestions for (preferably Galaxy or open source) tools to align contigs to a published similar species reference? I wish I had some long reads, but alas, I do not.
That would not be a reference guided assembly though would it? this would just allow for comparison of a reference to a de novo assembly?