SSAKE

SSAKE is a de novo Genome Assembler for Short DNA Sequence Reads

Project Description

SSAKE is a de novo assembler for short DNA sequence reads. It is designed to help leverage the information from short sequences reads by assembling them into contigs and scaffolds that can be used to characterize novel sequencing targets. SSAKE is the first published algorithm for genome assembly with short DNA sequences. Algorithms of SSAKE are the core of many genomics applications (eg. VCAKE, QSRA, SHARCGS, SSPACE, JR-Assembler) and their design continues to inspire new-generation assemblers1 (eg. JR-Assembler, PNAS 2013). Applications of SSAKE extend beyond genome assembly and the technology was applied to profiling T-cell metagenomestargeted de novo assemblyHLA typing and was key to the discovery of Fusobacterium in colon cancer.

Genomic tools that use SSAKE algorithms

*Best performance is achieved by quality-trimming your reads before assembly (refer to the tools folder and SSAKE.readme/SSAKE.pdf)

Enjoy SSAKE responsibly!

About the author: www.renewarren.ca

 

Summary

SSAKE is written in PERL and runs on Linux. SSAKE cycles through short sequence reads stored in a hash table and progressively searches through a prefix tree for extension candidates. The algorithm assembled 25 to 250 bp sequence reads from viral, bacterial and fungal genomes.  SSAKE is lightweight, simple to setup & run and robust.

 

Experimental, NGS test data

An experimental, quality-trimmed, Illumina MiSeq sequence dataset (PE150, Colorectal cancer tumor isolate bacteria C.showae CC57C [PRJNA189774]) is available for testing SSAKE : ftp://ftp.bcgsc.ca/supplementary/SSAKE

To download and assemble, simply execute the following script from the ./test repository included with SSAKE v3.8.2:

./test/MiSeqCampylobacterAssembly.sh

 

If you use the data in your research, please cite:

Warren RL, Freeman DJ, Pleasance S, Watson P, Moore RA, Cochrane K, Allen-Vercoe E, Holt RA. 2013. Co-occurrence of anaerobic bacteria in colorectal carcinomasMicrobiome 1:16

 

Citing

If you use SSAKE in your research, please cite:

Warren RL, Sutton GG, Jones SJM, Holt RA. 2007 (epub 2006 Dec 8). Assembling millions of short DNA sequences using SSAKE. Bioinformatics 23:500


License

Copyright (c) 2006-2014 Canada's Michael Smith Genome Science Centre. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Current Release
SSAKE 3.8.2

Released Apr 25, 2014

This release includes an option (-j) for adjusting the kmer length when running SSAKE in TASR mode (-s). A recent Illumina MiSeq dataset is available for testing SSAKE's performance: ftp://ftp.bcgsc.ca/supplementary/SSAKE
More about this release…

Download file Get SSAKE for all platforms
ssake_v3-8-2.tar.gz
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All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
3.8.2 Apr 25, 2014 This release includes an option (-j) for adjusting the kmer length when running SSAKE in TASR mode (-s). A recent Illumina MiSeq dataset is available for testing SSAKE's performance: ftp://ftp.bcgsc.ca/supplementary/SSAKE More about this release… GPL final