ANNOUNCE: MIRA 1.3.17 shotgun assembler

Bastien Chevreux chevreux at mbp-lserv1.inet.dkfz-heidelberg.de
Wed Nov 3 03:47:03 EST 1999

            Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg

                           MIRA V1.3.17

a DNA shotgun fragment assembler with integrated trace file analysis

MIRA is a DNA shotgun sequence data assembly program which takes
reads/sequences gained by (gel or capillary) electrophoresis
experiments and defined in the Staden experiment (EXP), Sanger CAF or
even FASTA file format as input and assembles them into contigs. SCF
signal electrophoresis trace files are used, if present, to adjudicate
between contradicting stretches of bases in reads. The resulting
assembly is being written as standard CAF file which can easily be
imported into numerous finishing tools like GAP4.

We provide two versions of MIRA. One uses the automatic contig editor
EdIt that has been trained on standard ABI traces (mira_j), the other
version has been trained on LICOR traces (mira_l). Currently supported
platforms are SGI IRIX64, SUN Solaris and Linux (i386).

The canonical homepage of MIRA and EdIt, including download
possibilities, is:


A complete documentation can be found in the 'doc' directory of the
tarballs as HTML, texinfo and man page. Please mail suggestions,
critics, bug reports etc. to b.chevreux at dkfz-heidelberg.de
t.pfisterer at dkfz-heidelberg.de

Have fun.

   Dipl.-Inform. Med. Bastien Chevreux  --  b.chevreux at dkfz-heidelberg.de 
 Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg -- Abteilung Molekulare Biophysik 
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 -- 69120 Heidelberg -- Phone: +49 6221 42 2336
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