expam-high-resolution analysis of metagenomes using distance trees

Sean M. Solari, Remy B. Young, Vanessa R. Marcelino, Samuel C. Forster

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SUMMARY: Shotgun metagenomic sequencing provides the capacity to understand microbial community structure and function at unprecedented resolution; however, the current analytical methods are constrained by a focus on taxonomic classifications that may obfuscate functional relationships. Here, we present expam, a tree-based, taxonomy agnostic tool for the identification of biologically relevant clades from shotgun metagenomic sequencing. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: expam is an open-source Python application released under the GNU General Public Licence v3.0. expam installation instructions, source code and tutorials can be found at https://github.com/seansolari/expam. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4814-4816
Number of pages3
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2022

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