The ORGanelle ASeMbler algorithmns

In a eukaryote cell, the genome is mainly stored in the nucleus but organelles, i.e. mitochondrion and chloroplast for plants contain also genetic material. The ORGanelle ASeMbler is an assembler dedicated to assemble these organelle genome sequences from a low coverage shotgun sequencing.

The ORGanelle ASeMbler relies on the property that the copy number of organelle genomes is higher per cell than the count of nuclear genome copies. The typical size for an animal mitochondrial genome is about 16,000 base pairs (bp), and 150,000 bp or 150 kb for a plant chloroplastic genome.