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Re: Bug#489836: ITP: maq -- Mapping and Assembly with Quality

On Tue, 08 Jul 2008, Charles Plessy wrote:
> After quickly browsing the Maq's user manual, I get the feeling that
> its main feature is not assembly (in particular, it can not compute
> de novo assemblies).

Yes, but can it complete a dense enough map so that it's an assembly?

[De novo assembly is sort of a misnomer too, as you can't do accurate
assembly without a pre-existing map anyway, but I digress.]

> How about "maps short polymorphic reads to reference biological sequences".
> For me, "read"(s) is an important keyword that I would like to keep
> in the description if we do not use the expansion of the acronym
> that is used to name the package.

Right, but reads of what? Consider:

"maps short fixed-legth polymporphic DNA sequence reads to reference sequences"

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