BOTUX specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19113
Name Bayesian-like Operational Taxonomic Unit Examiner
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input format FASTA
Output data The output contains three files: read-by-read OTU assignments text file, OTU profile text file, OTU model file, which is a binary file generated using Python’s pickle module.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
Programming languages Python
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Nihar Sheth <>
  • person_outline Mark Reimers <>
  • person_outline Jennifer Fettweis <>
  • person_outline Myrna Serrano <>
  • person_outline Gregory Buck <>

BOTUX article

BOTUX institution(s)
Center for Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA; Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
BOTUX funding source(s)
Supported by NIH grant 4UH3A1083263-02.

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