Due to my ongoing work with the snake Boa constrictor, I’ve read and reread Bradnam et. al’s Assemblathon2 paper and have been using their best rated snake assembly (7C – SGA team) successfully for a lot of my work. I’ve been gearing up to build on this work, providing the community with what I hope will be even a better genomic resource for this species.
As part of this process, there were a couple loose ends that I needed some clarification on. Keith Bradnam promptly replied to my email for assistance, though he suggested I contact individuals with more knowledge of the matters I was seeking answers to. Below, I describe the two clarifications I needed and the ultimate answer I received (and verified), so that others may leverage this information for any related work they are doing.