Opera specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_00045
Name Opera
Alternative name Optimal Paired-End Read Assembler
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Paired-end/mate-pair reads
Output data Scaffolds
Biological technology Illumina, Life Technologies, Pacific Biosciences, Roche, Oxford Nanopore
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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PMCID: 4833424

[…] or scaffolds shorter than 499 bp were excluded., contigs or scaffolds shorter than 499 bp were excluded., for z. matrella ‘wakaba’ and z. pacifica ‘zanpa’, the scaffolds were built by opera using contigs generated by discovar de novo because discovar de novo constructed contigs with higher n50 values than the other assemblers. this may be because only a single mp library […]

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NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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