It’s pretty hard to quantify how “good” a genome or transcriptome assembly is. How do you tell you got it right? How complete is it?
One way to determine if it’s a good is N50, which is kind of a confusing concept. It’s not quite the mean, or the median length, but it is well explained in a new post over at the Molecular Ecologist!
And they promise that the importance/misinterpretation of this well used standard for genome/transcriptome assembly will be explained in future posts.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!