FALCON is a tool for de novo assembly of long PacBio reads and it is an improved version of its predecessor HGAP. Unlike HGAP, it is a diploid-aware assembler that is better suited to assemble larger genomes. Users should look into FALCON-Unzip if they wish to phase the assembly as well.
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