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VGA is a tool for assembling individual viral genomes from a sample that consists of diverse populations of viruses. It takes advantage of high sequencing depth to detect rare variants and requires sequencing library with barcodes attached to sequencing fragments.


Sequence assembly


  • Operation: Sequence assembly; De-novo assembly
  • Software interface: Command-line user interface
  • Language: -
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: National Science Foundation
  • Contact: eeskin _at_
  • Collection: -


Mangul S, Wu NC, Mancuso N, Zelikovsky A, Sun R, Eskin E "Accurate viral population assembly from ultra-deep sequencing data." Bioinformatics. 2014 Jun 15;30(12):i329-37.
PMID: 24932001
PMCID: PMC4058922

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