MaSuRCA specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00020
Name Maryland Super-Read Celera Assembler
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Steven Salzberg <>
  • person_outline Aleksey Zimin <>

MaSuRCA article

MaSuRCA citation

PMCID: 4038898

[…] coverage of 212-fold. reads were filtered and trimmed with qc toolkit (7), and redundancies were removed using trinity in silico normalization (8). the processed reads were then assembled using masurca (9) (cgwerrorrate=0.15, insert size=900). based on reciprocal blastn (10), redundant contigs (those included in a bigger read) were removed. a final assembly of 277 contigs (>500 pb) […]

MaSuRCA institution(s)
Center for Computational Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Department of Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Departments of Mathematics and Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
MaSuRCA funding source(s)
Supported in part by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant IOS-1238231, by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant R01- HG006677, and by the Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH.

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