Hash length vs log likelihood for E. coli. Log likelihoods of assemblies of E. coli reads are shown on the y-axis. Assemblies are generated using different assemblers for varying k-mer length, which is shown on the x-axis. The dotted line corresponds to the log likelihood of the reference.
Rahman and Pachter Genome Biology 2013 14:R8 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-r8