Large-scale assembly of a spruce genome
||Large-scale assembly of a spruce genome|
||Lars Arvestad <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
||2014-01-01 – 2015-01-01|
||10610 10607 10611|
In May 2013, the Spruce Genome Project, an international consortium financed by KAW and led by Swedish scientists, published the first paper characterizing a conifer genome (Nystedt et al., 2013) when it described and analyzed a draft assembly of the 20 Gbp genome of Norway spruce (Picea abies).
We are seeking a SNIC allocation for experimenting with improved genome assembly software to produce an better assembly of the Norway spruce genome. In particular, we want to assemble our data using the ABySS assembler, an MPI-enabled software for distribued computing. We need a system on which we can allocate 8.5 TiB RAM (distributed).