Question: Alternatives To Newbler To Assemble Ion Torrent Reads?
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141341254653464453.5k wrote:

What are good alternatives to Newbler to assemble Ion Torrent reads?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.7 years ago by JC12k • written 7.8 years ago by 141341254653464453.5k
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Arpitha Hebbar200 wrote:

hey, u can use MIRA (Mimicking Intelligent Read Assembly) software. works well with 454, solexa, ion-torrent, pacific bios. its a freely available standalone unix based software. u can download it from this link. working procedure also very elaborately explained in the manual.

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JC12k wrote:

I have been using SPAdes without problems.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 13 months ago by Ram32k • written 6.7 years ago by JC12k

I have been trying to compare SPades with mira for Ion Torrent, but mira is doing a much better job, would you mind saying what command line parameters you are using for SPades?

ADD REPLYlink written 6.7 years ago by Adam Witney10

Some bug was introduced into SPAdes post 3.1.0 release that deteriorates performance on Ion Torrent reads. The developers are aware of it although it was never mentioned in e.g. release notes. So I guess, best options right now are SPAdes 3.1.0 and latest MIRA. Newbler might be good, but it's not open source. Somebody should really write a spanking new OLC-based microbial genome assembler for longish reads.

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