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I would like to know if EMBOSS can perform nucleotide contig assembly similar to the function that GCG gelproject/gelview has. And if yes, is there any size restriction on the number of basepair and the number of contigs? thank you.

A) EMBOSS does not cover the sort of contig assembly you describe. We leave that as the province of the Staden package from the LMB in Cambridge (down the road). Rodger Stadens group is developing a GUI (Spin) which uses both EMBOSS and his gel assembly programs. (29 Jan 2001)

Note: Rodger Staden's group lost their funding on 1st April 2003. The Staden package is now available from

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