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Research Article

Gene-Boosted Assembly of a Novel Bacterial Genome from Very Short Reads

  • Steven L. Salzberg mail,

    salzberg@umd.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel D. Sommer,

    Affiliation: Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniela Puiu,

    Affiliation: Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Vincent T. Lee

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: September 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000186

About the Authors

Steven L. Salzberg, Daniel D. Sommer, Daniela Puiu
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America
Vincent T. Lee
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: salzberg@umd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLS. Performed the experiments: DDS DP. Analyzed the data: SLS DDS DP VTL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VTL. Wrote the paper: SLS VTL.