Extensive but not comprehensive compilation of de-novo assemblers

This figure is an update of Figure 1 in “A practical comparison of de novo genome assembly software tools for next-generation sequencing technologies.” published by Zhang et al (2011).
The figure was produced in SVG so you should be able to click on the name of the assembler which should take you straight to the PUBMED abstract. The size of the de-novo assembler names is relative to the number of citations in PUBMED. You can see that 2012 was the year of the De Brujin Graph assemblers.

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  • Sejal Modha

    I think it would be nice to overlay the different sequencing approaches on this figure which might explain the implementation of certain algorithms in different tools. This would also support the hypothesis that assembly software development is usually driven by the sequencing technologies being introduced in the market.