# Assemblathon 2: evaluating *de novo* methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species

- Keith R Bradnam
^{1}Email author,### Affiliated with

- Joseph N Fass
^{1}Email author,### Affiliated with

- Anton Alexandrov
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Paul Baranay
^{2},### Affiliated with

- Michael Bechner
^{39},### Affiliated with

- Inanç Birol
^{33},### Affiliated with

- Sébastien Boisvert
^{10, 11},### Affiliated with

- Jarrod A Chapman
^{20},### Affiliated with

- Guillaume Chapuis
^{7, 9},### Affiliated with

- Rayan Chikhi
^{7, 9},### Affiliated with

- Hamidreza Chitsaz
^{6},### Affiliated with

- Wen-Chi Chou
^{14, 16},### Affiliated with

- Jacques Corbeil
^{10, 13},### Affiliated with

- Cristian Del Fabbro
^{17},### Affiliated with

- T Roderick Docking
^{33},### Affiliated with

- Richard Durbin
^{34},### Affiliated with

- Dent Earl
^{40},### Affiliated with

- Scott Emrich
^{3},### Affiliated with

- Pavel Fedotov
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Nuno A Fonseca
^{30, 35},### Affiliated with

- Ganeshkumar Ganapathy
^{38},### Affiliated with

- Richard A Gibbs
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Sante Gnerre
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Élénie Godzaridis
^{11},### Affiliated with

- Steve Goldstein
^{39},### Affiliated with

- Matthias Haimel
^{30},### Affiliated with

- Giles Hall
^{22},### Affiliated with

- David Haussler
^{40},### Affiliated with

- Joseph B Hiatt
^{41},### Affiliated with

- Isaac Y Ho
^{20},### Affiliated with

- Jason Howard
^{38},### Affiliated with

- Martin Hunt
^{34},### Affiliated with

- Shaun D Jackman
^{33},### Affiliated with

- David B Jaffe
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Erich D Jarvis
^{38},### Affiliated with

- Huaiyang Jiang
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Sergey Kazakov
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Paul J Kersey
^{30},### Affiliated with

- Jacob O Kitzman
^{41},### Affiliated with

- James R Knight
^{37},### Affiliated with

- Sergey Koren
^{24, 25},### Affiliated with

- Tak-Wah Lam
^{29},### Affiliated with

- Dominique Lavenier
^{7, 8, 9},### Affiliated with

- François Laviolette
^{12},### Affiliated with

- Yingrui Li
^{28, 29},### Affiliated with

- Zhenyu Li
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Binghang Liu
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Yue Liu
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Ruibang Luo
^{28, 29},### Affiliated with

- Iain MacCallum
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Matthew D MacManes
^{5},### Affiliated with

- Nicolas Maillet
^{8, 9},### Affiliated with

- Sergey Melnikov
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Delphine Naquin
^{8, 9},### Affiliated with

- Zemin Ning
^{34},### Affiliated with

- Thomas D Otto
^{34},### Affiliated with

- Benedict Paten
^{40},### Affiliated with

- Octávio S Paulo
^{31},### Affiliated with

- Adam M Phillippy
^{24, 25},### Affiliated with

- Francisco Pina-Martins
^{31},### Affiliated with

- Michael Place
^{39},### Affiliated with

- Dariusz Przybylski
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Xiang Qin
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Carson Qu
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Filipe J Ribeiro
^{23},### Affiliated with

- Stephen Richards
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Daniel S Rokhsar
^{20, 21},### Affiliated with

- J Graham Ruby
^{26, 27},### Affiliated with

- Simone Scalabrin
^{17},### Affiliated with

- Michael C Schatz
^{4},### Affiliated with

- David C Schwartz
^{39},### Affiliated with

- Alexey Sergushichev
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Ted Sharpe
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Timothy I Shaw
^{14, 15},### Affiliated with

- Jay Shendure
^{41},### Affiliated with

- Yujian Shi
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Jared T Simpson
^{34},### Affiliated with

- Henry Song
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Fedor Tsarev
^{36},### Affiliated with

- Francesco Vezzi
^{19},### Affiliated with

- Riccardo Vicedomini
^{17, 18},### Affiliated with

- Bruno M Vieira
^{31},### Affiliated with

- Jun Wang
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Kim C Worley
^{32},### Affiliated with

- Shuangye Yin
^{22},### Affiliated with

- Siu-Ming Yiu
^{29},### Affiliated with

- Jianying Yuan
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Guojie Zhang
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Hao Zhang
^{28},### Affiliated with

- Shiguo Zhou
^{39}and### Affiliated with

- Ian F Korf
^{1}Email author### Affiliated with

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**DOI: **10.1186/2047-217X-2-10

© Bradnam et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

**Received: **23 January 2013

**Accepted: **15 July 2013

**Published: **22 July 2013