Celera Assembler 8.3 / Canu v2.2 – Whole Genome Shotgun Assembler

Celera Assembler 8.3 / Canu v2.2


Celera Assembler (wgs-assembler) is scientific software for DNA research. It can reconstruct long sequences of genomic DNA given the fragmentary data produced by whole-genome shotgun sequencing. The Celera Assembler has enabled discovery in microbial genomes, large eukaryotic genomes, diploid genomes, and genomes from environmental samples. Celera Assembler contributed the first diploid sequence of an individual human, and metagenomics assemblies of the Global Ocean Sampling

Canu is a fork of the Celera Assembler designed for high-noise single-molecule sequencing (such as the PacBio RSII or Oxford Nanopore MinION).


Celera Assembler team / Maryland Bioinformatics Labs (MarBL)




  • Linux


Celera Assembler / Canu



Koren S, Walenz BP, Berlin K, Miller JR, Bergman NH, Phillippy AM.
Canu: scalable and accurate long-read assembly via adaptive k-mer weighting and repeat separation.
Genome Res. 2017 May;27(5):722-736. doi: 10.1101/gr.215087.116. Epub 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28298431; PMCID: PMC5411767.

Denisov et al. (2008)
Consensus Generation and Variant Detection by Celera Assembler.
Bioinformatics 24(8):1035-40

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