|The iPlant App Store is currently being restructured, and apps are being moved to an HPC environment. During this transition, users may occasionally be unable to locate or use apps that are listed in our tutorials. In many cases, these apps can be located by searching them using the search bar at the top of the Apps window in the DE. To increase the chance for search success, try not searching the entire app name and version number but only the portion that refers to the app's function or origin (e.g. 'SOAPdenovo' instead of 'SOAPdenovo-Trans 1.01'). In critical cases, please report your concern to the iPlant Ask forum or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience.|
The purpose of this exercise is to gain familiarity with a commonly used procedure for de novo whole genome assembly of Illumina reads using the iPlant Discovery Environment (DE). The procedure is based on a publication describing the Assemblathon project, where different methods of assembly were compared.