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Often, genome assembly projects have illumina whole genome sequencing reads available for the assembled individual. The k-mer spectrum of this read set can be used for independently evaluating assembly quality without the need of a high quality reference. Merqury provides a set of tools for this purpose.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_MERQURY_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MERQURY_BIN - executable directory


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

Arang Rhie, Brian P. Walenz, Sergey Koren, Adam M. Phillippy, Merqury: reference-free quality and phasing assessment for genome assemblies, bioRxiv (2020).