Minia is a short-read assembler based on a de Bruijn graph, capable of assembling a human genome on a desktop computer in a day. The output of Minia is a set of contigs. Minia produces results of similar contiguity and accuracy to other de Bruijn assemblers (e.g. Velvet).


R. Chikhi, G. Rizk. (2013) Space-efficient and exact de Bruijn graph representation based on a Bloom filter, Algorithms for Molecular Biology 8:22

Ready-to-use executable

Minia is available as a binary for immediate use on Linux and MacOSX platforms, with the following requirements:

maclogo MacOS-X 10.9 or above.
(Intel 64bit processors)
linuxlogo Linux running on Intel or AMD 64bit processors.
(kernel 2.6.32 or above, GLIBCXX_3.4.13 or above)

For all other platforms or configurations, or if above binaries fail to run on your computer, you should download source code and compile it.

Source Code

cpp-logo Minia tool is fully written in C++. Download


The user manual is here.

Other documents are available here.


Minia binaries and source code are covered by the Affero GPL version 3 license.

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