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SSPACE is a stand-alone program for scaffolding pre-assembled contigs using paired-read data. It is unique in offering the possibility to manually control the scaffolding process. By using the distance information of paired-end and/or matepair data, SSPACE is able to assess the order, distance and orientation of your contigs and combine them into scaffolds. Currently we offer this as a command-line tool in Perl. The input data is given by pre-assembled contig sequences (FASTA) and NGS paired-read data (FASTA or FASTQ). The final scaffolds are provided in FASTA format.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_SSPACE_DIR - installation directory


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

Boetzer M, Henkel CV, Jansen HJ, Butler D, Pirovano W. 2011. Scaffolding pre-assembled contigs using SSPACE. Bioinformatics 27:578–579.