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MetAMOS: a modular and open source metagenomic assembly and analysis pipeline

  • Author(s): Treangen, Todd J
  • Koren, Sergey
  • Sommer, Daniel D
  • Liu, Bo
  • Astrovskaya, Irina
  • Ondov, Brian
  • Darling, Aaron E
  • Phillippy, Adam M
  • Pop, Mihai
  • et al.

Abstract We describe MetAMOS, an open source and modular metagenomic assembly and analysis pipeline. MetAMOS represents an important step towards fully automated metagenomic analysis, starting with next-generation sequencing reads and producing genomic scaffolds, open-reading frames and taxonomic or functional annotations. MetAMOS can aid in reducing assembly errors, commonly encountered when assembling metagenomic samples, and improves taxonomic assignment accuracy while also reducing computational cost. MetAMOS can be downloaded from:

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