Platanus-allee 2.0 was released

We are pleased to announce that our novel genome assembler “Platanus-allee” has now been launched. Platanus-allee is an assembler derived from Platanus assembler, however, it was developed with another concept. Platanus-allee tries to construct each haplotype sequence from the beginning and pair them as homologous chromosomes, while Platanus constructs consensus sequence of homologous chromosomes at first and tries to split into each haplotype sequence. Therefore, Platanus-allee marks better performance for highly heterozygous species genome or highly diverged genomic regions.

The latest version is 2.0.2.

To cite Platanus-allee, please use the following:

Kajitani R,  Yoshimura D, Okuno M, Minakuchi Y, Kagoshima H,  Fujiyama A, Kubokawa K, Kohara Y, Toyoda A, Itoh T, “Platanus-allee is a de novo haplotype assembler enabling a comprehensive access to divergent heterozygous regions”. Nature Communications 10 Article number: 1702 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09575-2. [full text]