GRAbB is a tool for assembling specific genomic loci by using these regions as baits to find corresponding reads (e.g. Illumina paired end reads) prior to de novo assembly. It can handle multiple loci assemblies simultaneously and is useful for assembling mitochondria genome, rDNA repeats and other poorly assembled regions of the genome.
Brankovics B, Zhang H, van Diepeningen AD, van der Lee TA, Waalwijk C, de Hoog GS "GRAbB: Selective Assembly of Genomic Regions, a New Niche for Genomic Research." PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jun 16;12(6):e1004753. eCollection 2016 Jun. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004753
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