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[Bio-software] MIRA V2.5.4 assembler released (development version)

Bastien Chevreux bach at chevreux.org
Sun Mar 12 18:33:11 EST 2006

Hi all,

MIRA is a freely available sequence assembly system suited for genome and
EST sequences.

Development versions are from the development branch of the source tree.
This one is distributed to test new features with more data sets.

Major enhancements/new features of 2.5.4 against the current stable 2.4.0

- constant memory SKIM routine for fast all against all overlap checking.
  This was needed to handle sequencing reads from 454 data gracefully, but
  is also very useful when assembling larger bacteria in limited amount of
  memory. As bonus, this new SKIM is 40% to 60% faster than the old one.
- a new type of output: GBF (Genbank file)
- enhanced convert_project utility; shortcut aliases added for caf2fasta,
  caf2gbf, caf2text, caf2html, gbf2caf and gbf2fasta
- new quick switch: -454data. Please note that as of this writing, mira is
  not yet optimally suited to handle this type of data well, there is still
  some development needed in this area. Relying on the consensus of MIRA for
  454 data is NOT recommended at this time!

Please test this release as much as possible and report any inconsistencies
or weird behaviour to the author.

Download at: http://chevreux.org/mira_downloads.html


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