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Assessing genome assembly and annotation completeness with
Benchmarking Universal Single-Copy Orthologs


BUSCO v2 provides quantitative measures for the assessment of genome assembly, gene set, and transcriptome completeness, based on evolutionarily-informed expectations of gene content from near-universal single-copy orthologs selected from OrthoDB v9.

BUSCO assessments are implemented in open-source software, with a large selection of lineage-specific sets of Benchmarking Universal Single-Copy Orthologs. These conserved orthologs are ideal candidates for large-scale phylogenomics studies, and the annotated BUSCO gene models built during genome assessments provide a comprehensive gene predictor training set for use as part of genome annotation pipelines.

BUSCO software

How to cite BUSCO

BUSCO: assessing genome assembly and annotation completeness with single-copy orthologs.
Felipe A. Simão, Robert M. Waterhouse, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Evgenia V. Kriventseva, and Evgeny M. Zdobnov
Bioinformatics, published online June 9, 2015 | Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv351
Supplementary Online Materials: SOM

Previous releases

BUSCO v1 website for archived code and datasets:    http://busco.ezlab.org/v1