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Bug#487026: ITP: velvet -- Sequence assembler for very short reads

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>

  Package name    : velvet
  Version         : 0.6.03
  Upstream Author : Daniel Zerbino
  URL             : http://www.ebi.ac.uk/~zerbino/velvet/
  License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Sequence assembler for very short reads

 Velvet is a de novo genomic assembler specially designed for short read
 sequencing technologies, such as Solexa or 454, developed by Daniel Zerbino and
 Ewan Birney at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), near
 Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.
 Velvet currently takes in short read sequences, removes errors then produces
 high quality unique contigs. It then uses paired read information, if
 available, to retrieve the repeated areas between contigs.
 Velvet was published in: `Velvet: algorithms for de novo short read assembly
 using de Bruijn graphs.  D.R. Zerbino and E. Birney. Genome Research

The executables from this package are named `velveth' and `velvetg', so there
is no risk of namespace pollution. Despite the package being GPL-2+, there are
DFSG issues to deal with, at least a PDF with missing source. A private
preliminary package that I made for work is available upon request. Unless
somebody asks for fast-tracking, a final version will probably not be uploaded
before the Lenny release.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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