In two peer reviewed articles published by BMC Genomics, DNASTAR’s SeqMan NGen software was independently evaluated against other top products, including commercial software, open source software, and software provided by next-gen sequencing platform companies. Both studies compared SeqMan NGen with other products in performing a de novo transcriptome assembly – one study used 454 data; the other study used Illumina data. Both studies came to the same conclusion – DNASTAR SeqMan NGen is the best software for performing de novo transcriptome assemblies.
Kumar and Blaxter: Comparing de novo assemblers for 454 transcriptome data. BMC Genomics 2010 11:571.
Feldmeyer et al.: Short read Illumina data for the de novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performance. BMC Genomics 2011 12:317.
We are pleased to see these results, validating DNASTAR software as the leading software for use in a wide variety of next-gen sequencing workflows. We look forward to helping you achieve your research objectives by continuing to deliver outstanding desktop software.