Hi all, I would like to request adding the tool metaviralSPAdes to the Galaxy au toolshed. metaviralSPAdes is a variant of the current metaSPAdes sequence assembly tool for identifying viral genomes in metagenomic samples. When benchmarked against metaSPAdes, the variant demonstrates significant improvements in identifying viruses. Furthermore, its included viralVerify module has been shown to outperform estimations of viral identity of a contig when benchmarked against available programs such as VIRMINE, VIRSORTER, VIRFINDER. It is also more time-efficient than using a BLAST search to predict viral origin. I have attached the relevant paper describing metaviralSPAdes: https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa490
Hi @Ash_Lee, I’ll work on it.