Through advances in sequencing technologies and computational approaches, more and more virus sequences are being recovered and identified from environmental samples (metagenomes). However, the quality and completeness of metagenome-assembled virus sequences vary widely. In a previous effort, an international consortium recommended specific guidelines and best practices for characterizing uncultivated viruses. Following up on those guidelines, JGI researchers have now developed CheckV (pronounced “Check-Vee”) to help researchers assess and improve the quality of metagenome-assembled viral genomes.
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