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Table 2 Effect of the choice of k-mer size on the single-end contig N50 for the giant panda assembly using ABySS 1.1.0

From: Assembling genomes using short-read sequencing technology

k-mer size 27* 30 32 34 35 36 37 38
Contig N50 (bp) 1,381 1,724 1,863 1,940 1,952 1,942 1,924 1,860
  1. *The k-mer size used for the reported giant panda genome assembly [1].