A common task in genomics is to assemble a FASTQ file of reads into a genome assembly and followed by evaluating the quality of this assembly. This recipe will explore using bioboxes to do this task.
A third Assemblathon contest came very close to launching earlier this year…except that it didn't — maybe this will be the subject of a future blog post! — and we planned to make biobox containers a requisite part of submitting assemblies. If Assemblathon 3 ever gets off the ground I feel happier knowing that the bioboxes team is doing so much great work that will make running such a contest easier to manage.