SSAKE 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:

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Release Notes

State Final release
License GPL
Release Manager Rene Warren

SSAKE v3.8.2 no longer constrains the use of 15-character words derived from a target/seed (-s) sequence for interrogating candidate reads. User-defined target kmer length values are now passed to the algorithm using the -j option (equivalent to -k in TASR). Using larger -j values should help speed up the search when using long sequence reads, since it will restrict the sequence space accordingly. Note: whereas specificity, speed and RAM usage may increase with -j, it may yield more sparse/fragmented assemblies. Proper experimentation with various -j values are warranted.


*An experimental, quality-trimmed, Illumina MiSeq sequence dataset (PE150, C.showae CC57C [PRJNA189774]) is available for testing SSAKE at:

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Project owner: Rene Warren