Reordering contigs of draft genomes using the Mauve aligner

Bioinformatics. 2009 Aug 15;25(16):2071-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp356. Epub 2009 Jun 10.


Summary: Mauve Contig Mover provides a new method for proposing the relative order of contigs that make up a draft genome based on comparison to a complete or draft reference genome. A novel application of the Mauve aligner and viewer provides an automated reordering algorithm coupled with a powerful drill-down display allowing detailed exploration of results.

Availability: The software is available for download at

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Contig Mapping*
  • Genome*
  • Sequence Alignment / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods
  • Software*