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VirAmp is a tool for assembling viral genomes using the Galaxy workflow, which enables users to use web interface to click through a variety of programs and hence requires little programming experience to operate it. Three assemblers i.e. Velvet, SPAdes, and VICUNA are used by default following installation. The program covers quality checking of raw reads, coverage reduction, de novo assembly, scaffolding, gap filling, and assembly metrics evaluation.


Sequence assembly


  • Operation: Sequence assembly; De-novo assembly
  • Input: FASTQ
  • Output: -
  • Software interface: Web user interface
  • Language: Python; Bash
  • Operating system: Linux; Mac OS X; Microsoft Windows
  • License: The MIT licence
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: NIH;Princeton University;Penn State University
  • Contact: moriah _at_
  • Collection: -


Wan Y, Renner DW, Albert I, Szpara ML "VirAmp: a galaxy-based viral genome assembly pipeline." Gigascience. 2015 Apr 28;4:19.
PMID: 25918639
PMCID: PMC4410580

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