Short read lengths and repetitive genomic regions often result in fragmented de novo assemblies. To improve results and convert contigs into high quality assemblies a complex process referred to as genome finishing is needed. CLC Genome Finishing Module is an add-on to CLC Genomics Workbench, designed to accelerate and simplify genome finishing, and make this process accessible to life scientist without deep understanding of bioinformatics.
Genome finishing is usually work-intensive and time-consuming, and often involves specialized teams. CLC Genome Finishing Module puts non-experts on the fast track towards finished genome assemblies.
The CLC Genome Finishing Module was designed for finishing smaller genomes, and is ideal for assembling microbes, or eukaryotic parasites. Automated tools for scaffolding or contig joining also improve results for larger genome assemblies. Manual editing is not yet feasible for plant or animal genomes.
Dr. Martin Simonsen, Director Bioinformatics QIAGEN Aarhus, referring to the utility of the module.
For the system requirements for this product, please refer to the relevant CLC Workbench system requirements.
We frequently release updates and improvements such as new functionalities, bug fixes or plugins. To get a complete overview, please read the latest improvements.