Yale-led Team Presents Assembly-free Method for Estimating Microbial Genome Size, Repeat Content | GenomeWeb

A team from Yale University, the University of Chicago, and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a computational approach called Kmerspectrumanalyzer that shows promise for quantifying the sizes and repeat contents of not-yet-assembled bacterial and archaeal genomes.

"Kmerspectrumanalyzer primarily reports repeat content and overall genome size," David Williams, an ecology and evolutionary biology researcher at Yale University, told In Sequence in an email message.

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