Assemblytics: a web analytics tool for the detection of variants from an assembly

Bioinformatics. 2016 Oct 1;32(19):3021-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw369. Epub 2016 Jun 17.


Assemblytics is a web app for detecting and analyzing variants from a de novo genome assembly aligned to a reference genome. It incorporates a unique anchor filtering approach to increase robustness to repetitive elements, and identifies six classes of variants based on their distinct alignment signatures. Assemblytics can be applied both to comparing aberrant genomes, such as human cancers, to a reference, or to identify differences between related species. Multiple interactive visualizations enable in-depth explorations of the genomic distributions of variants.

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Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome*
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Software