Assembly - Introduction to Genome Assembly

DNA sequence data has become an indispensable tool for Molecular Biology & Evolutionary Biology. Study in these fields now require a genome sequence to work from. We call this a 'Reference Sequence.' We need to build a reference for each species. We do this by Genome Assembly. De novo Genome Assembly is the process of reconstructing the original DNA sequence from the fragment reads alone.

Questions of the tutorial:

  • How do we perform a very basic genome assembly from short read data?

Objectives of the tutorial:

  • assemble some paired end reads using Velvet
  • examine the output of the assembly.

Additional information

Resource type: Tutorial

Authors: slugger70