Re-sequencing and optical mapping reveals misassemblies and real inversions on Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis genomes
Sousa, Thiago de Jesus ; Parise, Doglas ; Profeta, Rodrigo ; Parise, Mariana Teixeira Dornelles ; Gomide, Anne Cybelle Pinto ; Kato, Rodrigo Bentos ; Pereira, Felipe Luiz ; Figueiredo, Henrique Cesar Pereira et al.
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The number of draft genomes deposited in Genbank from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is higher than the complete ones. Draft genomes are assemblies that contain fragments of misassembled regions (gaps). Such draft genomes present a hindrance to the complete understanding of the biology and evolution of the organism since they lack genomic information. To overcome this problem, strategies to improve the assembly process are developed continuously. Also, the greatest challenge to the assembly progress is the presence of repetitive DNA regions. This article highlights the use of optical mapping, to detect and correct assembly errors in Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. We also demonstrate that choosing a reference genome should be done with caution to avoid assembly errors and loss of genetic information.