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Table 3 Assembly statistics for initial drafts and assisted assemblies for a selection of 2× mammal assemblies

From: Assisted assembly: how to improve a de novo genome assembly by using related species

  Four projects from Mammal24 - 2× assemblies
  Otolemur garnetti (bushbaby) Loxodonta africana (African elephant) Oryctolagus cuniculus (rabbit) Cavia porcellus (guinea pig)
  Initial Assisted* Initial Assisted* Initial Assisted* Initial Assisted*
Bases assembled (%) 76.1 85.7 77.5 84.2 80.1 85.3 75.6 82.4
Total contig length (Mb) 1,672 1,905 2,089 2,314 1,925 2,080 1,658 1,853
N50 contig (kb) 2.6 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.6
N50 scaffold gapped (kb) 13.6 71.6 11.8 37.0 13.3 53.9 11.0 44.5
N50 scaffold ungapped (kb) 9.1 37.6 8.4 15.9 9.5 20.1 7.6 12.2
  1. *All assemblies were assisted against two references, Homo sapiens and C. familiaris.