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Implements a read fragment assembly algorithm for de-novo genome of short reads generated by sequencing machines. Taipan uses a combination of the greedy extension and the overlap graph method. A performance evaluation using real Illumina datasets shows that Taipan can achieve assembly qualities comparable to the graph-based approaches within a reasonable execution time. The Taipan source code algorithm is freely available for download.

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School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Republic of Singapore; Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; National ICT Australia, Victoria Research Lab, Victoria, Australia; School of Computer Science and IT, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

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