NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from St. Petersburg University of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the University of California, San Diego have published a new method of reassembling bacterial and other genomes based on assemblies from related species.

The researchers claim that the method, called the Reference-Assisted Genome Ordering Utility (Ragout), addresses some of the shortcomings of other methods that use a similar approach.

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