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Ray Meta

Ray Meta

Ray Meta is a tool for de novo assembly of metagenomes using distributed computing to enable parallel assemblies of multiple genomes. The program is connected to other useful tools part of the Ray series such as Ray Communities, which performs microbiome profiling. The program can assemble and profile numerous microbiomes in a computationally efficient manner.


Sequence assembly


  • Operation: Sequence assembly; De-novo assembly
  • Input: FASTQ
  • Output: -
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: C++
  • Operating system: Linux
  • License: GPL-3.0
  • Cost: free
  • Version name: 2.3.1
  • Credit: Canada Foundation for Innovation;National Science and Engineering Research Council;NanoQuébec;Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
  • Contact: sebastien.boisvert.3 _at_
  • Collection: -


Boisvert S, Raymond F, Godzaridis E, Laviolette F, Corbeil J. "Ray Meta: scalable de novo metagenome assembly and profiling." Genome Biology
PMID: 23259615
PMCID: PMC4056372

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