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Musket is a well-established leading next-generation sequencing read error correction algorithm targetting Illumina sequencing. This corrector employs the k-mer spectrum approach and introduces three correction techniques in a multistage workflow. Our performance evaluation results, in terms of correction quality and de novo genome assembly measures, reveal that Musket is consistently one of the top performing substitution-error-based correctors. In addition, Musket is multi-threaded using a master-slave model and demonstrates superior parallel scalability compared to all other evaluated correctors as well as a highly competitive overall execution time.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_MUSKET_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MUSKET_BIN - executable directory


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

Yongchao Liu, Jan Schroeder and Bertil Schmidt: " Musket: a multistage k-mer spectrum based error corrector for Illumina sequence data". Bioinformatics, 2013, 29(3): 308-315