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Racon is a standalone consensus building tool that can be coupled with a fast assembler such as miniasm, which performs de novo assembly with error prone long reads without error corrections. This dramatically cut down the time needed for sequence assembly and consensus generation. Racon stands for Rapid Consensus and it can be used for PacBio and Oxford Nanopore data.


Consensus sequence


  • Operation: Consensus sequence
  • Input: FASTA; FASTQ
  • Output: FASTA
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C
  • Operating system: Mac OS X, Linux
  • License: The MIT licence
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: Croatian Science Foundation
  • Contact: mile.sikic _at_
  • Collection: -


Vaser R, Sovic I, Nagarajan N, Sikic M "Fast and accurate de novo genome assembly from long uncorrected reads." Genome Res. 2017 May;27(5):737-746.
PMID: 28100585
PMCID: PMC5411768

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