Post-Assembly Analysis

VirAmp not only provides all the processes related to assembly, but also integrates multiple tools for post-assembly processing including quality assessment and variation analysis.


It is important to evaluate how robust the new assembly is before it is fed into the downstream functional analysis. VirAmp constructs a report of common assembly evaluation metrics based on comparisons with the reference. A detailed QUAST report can be downloaded for further evaluation.

The inputs required are the reference genome and the newly created assembly.


The primary output of QUAST is a summary of common assembly evaluation metrics.


Alternatively, a more detailed QUAST report can also be downloaded.


Unzip and open the report.


A demonstration of a QUAST plot:


Assembly-Reference Alignment

VirAmp provides information about the difference between the reference and the new assembly based on a MUMmer alignment. Coordinates and percentage identities are displayed for each aligned region between these two sequences. This is useful in identifying large INDELs as well as other complex structural variations. Table 1 demonstrates an example of the comparison report generated by this tool.


Circos graph visualization

Circos projects the assembled draft genome to the aligned part of the reference genome, creating a straightforward visualization for the above alignment and providing insight into large structural variations.


SNP analysis

Using the alignment between the assembly and the reference, SNP information is displayed in VCF format.


Repeat and Tandem repeat analysis

By aligning the assembly against itself, VirAmp additionally provides repeat and tandem repeat information. The starting coordinates and lengths of the repeats are dervied from this alignment.