In this episode, Markus Schmidt explains how seeding in read alignment works.
We define and compare k-mers, minimizers, MEMs, SMEMs, and maximal spanning seeds.
Markus also presents his recent work on computing variable-sized seeds (MEMs,
SMEMs, and maximal spanning seeds) from fixed-sized seeds (k-mers and
minimizers) and his Modular Aligner.
- A performant bridge between fixed-size and variable-size seeding
(Arne Kutzner, Pok-Son Kim, Markus Schmidt)
- MA the Modular Aligner
- Calibrating Seed-Based Heuristics to Map Short Reads With Sesame
(Guillaume J. Filion, Ruggero Cortini, Eduard Zorita) — another
interesting recent work on seeding methods (though we didn’t get to discuss
it in this episode)