De novo assembly of middle-sized genome using MinION and Illumina sequencers

The plastid acquisition by secondary endosymbiosis is a driving force for the algal evolution, and the comparative genomics was required to examine the genomic change of symbiont. Therefore, we established a pipeline of a de novo assembly of middle-sized genomes at a low cost and with high quality using long and short reads.

Authors: Ryuhei Minei, Ryo Hoshina and Atsushi Ogura