Students can practice using Consed by working on a mouse contig. This exercise poses various challenges that students may encounter when working on their own projects.
This document describes the list of tools developed by the GEP to facilitate incorporation of additional reads from the NCBI Trace Archive into a sequence improvement project. This document shows how to install the tools, and illustrates their use in two case studies (walkthroughs) of challenging fosmid assemblies.
Students will typically need to request additional sequencing reactions in order to improve the quality of an assembly. This document describes some of the key considerations that students should keep in mind when they design oligonucleotide primers.