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Table 1 Comparative assembly contiguity and accuracy measures

From: A vertebrate case study of the quality of assemblies derived from next-generation sequences

Metric Reference 454/Newbler Illumina/SOAP
Q20 coverage (×) 6.1 11.1 68.6
N50 contig (kbp) 45 16 12
N50 supercontig (kbp) 11,000 584 314
BAC coverage (%) 98.4 96.0 95.6
Gene coverage (%) 97.7 93.0 93.5
Substitution rate (%) 0.0174 0.0179 0.0073
Deletion rate (%) 0.0009 0.034 0.0005
Insertion rate (%) 0.0012 0.0049 0.0002