bookmark RecoverY Allows users to isolate Y chromosome specific reads for the assembler. RecoverY automates the choice of the abundance threshold and an automated calculation of the Y-mer match threshold. It can remove non-Y reads which otherwise would confound a genome assembler. The tool reduces the size of the data set provided to the assembler, thus speeding up the assembly process and reducing memory requirements. It can be applied to isolate Y-specific reads from a Y flow-sorted dataset.