K-Mer Analysis
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vijay ★ 1.6k

Can someone please explain me what a k-mer coverage of a sequence is? I have gone through a few forums explaining this concept but have not got a exhaustive idea still.

Appreciating ur valuable responses!!!

-Vijay

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Thanks for the response ..however I am not getting a cleat picture of Hash length,word length. Also I would like to know how K-mer impacts a sequnce assembly!!

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A k-mer is a just a word of length k in a sequence. It is used in a variety of contexts, but you might some information in the following posts (probably in the second one):

  • k-mers in de novo assembly algorithms (here)
  • k-mer coverage (here)
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lgbi ▴ 150

Maybe the these pages can help you a bit further:

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