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In Print: Last Week's Sequencing-Related Papers of Note: Jul 3, 2012

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The PhyloPythiaS web server for taxonomic assignment of metagenome sequences.
Patil KR, Roune L, McHardy AC.
PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e38581.


RSeQC: Quality control of RNA-seq experiments.
Wang L, Wang S, Li W.
Bioinformatics. 2012 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]


Efficient recovery of whole blood RNA — a comparison of commercial RNA extraction protocols for high-throughput applications in wildlife species.
Schwochow D, Serieys LE, Wayne RK, Thalmann O.
BMC Biotechnol. 2012 Jun 27;12(1):33.


SVM2: an improved paired-end-based tool for the detection of small genomic structural variations using high-throughput single-genome resequencing data.
Chiara M, Pesole G, Horner DS.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]


Genome sequence of the model medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.
Chen S, Xu J, Liu C, Zhu Y, et al.
Nat Commun. 2012 Jun 26;3:913.


Rapid genome-scale mapping of chromatin accessibility in tissue.
Grøntved L, Bandle R, John S, Baek S, et al.
Epigenetics Chromatin. 2012 Jun 26;5(1):10.


Genomic sequencing of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites from Senegal reveals the demographic history of the population.
Chang HH, Park DJ, Galinsky KJ, Schaffner SF, et al.
Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]


Toward almost closed genomes with GapFiller.
Boetzer M, Pirovano W.
Genome Biol. 2012 Jun 25;13(6):R56.


Changes in genome content generated via segregation of non-allelic homologs.
Liu S, Ying K, Yeh CT, Yang J, et al.
Plant J. 2012 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

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