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MECAT is an ultra-fast Mapping, Error Correction and de novo Assembly Tools for single molecula sequencing (SMRT) reads. MECAT employs novel alignment and error correction algorithms that are much more efficient than the state of art of aligners and error correction tools. MECAT can be used for effectively de novo assemblying large genomes.

Environment Modules

Run module spider mecat to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_MECAT_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MECAT_BIN - executable directory


If you publish research that uses mecat you have to cite it as follows:

Chuan-Le Xiao, Ying Chen, Shang-Qian Xie, Kai-Ning Chen, Yan Wang, Yue Han, Feng Luo, Zhi Xie. MECAT: fast mapping, error correction, and de novo assembly for single-molecule sequencing reads. Nature Methods, 2017, 14: 1072-1074