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Redundans is a genome assembly pipeline that includes de novo contig assembly, removal of heterozygous contigs, scaffolding and gap closing. Its main strength is in the assembly of heterozygous genomes that tend to overestimate genome sizes when heterozygous contigs are included. Some users may assemble the genome using other tools but use Redundans just to exclude heterozygous contigs.


Sequence assembly


  • Operation: Sequence assembly
  • Input: FASTA, FASTQ, (also gzipped)
  • Output: -
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: Python
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • License: GNU GPL v2
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: 0.14a
  • Credit: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness grants, European Union and ERC Seventh Framework Programme, La Caixa-CRG International Fellowship Program
  • Contact: tgabaldon _at_
  • Collection: -


Pryszcz LP, Gabaldón T "Redundans: an assembly pipeline for highly heterozygous genomes." Nucleic Acids Res, 2016
PMID: 27131372
PMCID: PMC4937319

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