Swabs to Genomes: Week 10 (Review paper, debrief, cost analysis)

Week 10 was the last week of class (that’s a quarter system for all semester-types out there).  In the previous class the students got together in groups and produced “consensus” genome announcements for their groups.   In the intervening week, Ashley and I produced a “consensus consensus” Genome Announcement, taking pieces from the various groups.    Then …

Swabs to Genomes: Week 7 (Validate Assemblies, Upload to RAST)

(this blog post was written by group #3 as a writing assignment) Last week in class we were introduced to genome assembly and validation by using an open-source bacterial genome assembly program A5-miseq. This program produces high quality genome assemblies by automating processes such data processing, error correction, contig and scaffold assembly, and final verification. …