Canu specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14592
Name Canu
Software type Pipeline/Workflow
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTA/FASTQ
Biological technology Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages C, C++, Perl, Shell (Bash)
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.7
Stability Stable
Source code URL
Maintained Yes


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Canu institution(s)
Genome Informatics Section, Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA; Institute of Medical Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; Cell Wall Biology and Utilization Laboratory, ARS USDA, Madison, WI, USA; Pacific Biosciences, Menlo Park, CA, USA; Davies Research Centre, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia; US Meat Animal Research Center, ARS USDA, Clay Center, NE, USA
Canu funding source(s)
Supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health; the University of Adelaide; the USDA-ARS Project 3040-31000-100-00D; the USDAARS Project 5090-31000-026-00-D; a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (grant number: HI17C2098).

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