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Unique identifier OMICS_01453
Alternative name Distance Score Ratio for Improved Binning And Taxonomic Estimation
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Perl
Computer skills Advanced
Stability No
Maintained No


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Xenobiotic Metabolism and Gut Microbiomes

PLoS One
PMCID: 5047465
PMID: 27695034
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163099

[…] zing enzymes. For this purpose, for each metagenome, the taxa affiliations of all contigs, identified to harbor xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes (using the BLAST search), were first obtained using the DiScRIBinATE method []. This method, along with a few other methods [–], utilizes BLAST alignment parameter based thresholds for the accurate taxonomic affiliation of metagenomic sequences/contigs. A […]


Global investigation of composition and interaction networks in gut microbiomes of individuals belonging to diverse geographies and age groups

PMCID: 4858888
PMID: 27158266
DOI: 10.1186/s13099-016-0099-z

[…] e of 2352 bacterial/archaeal genomes []. BLASTn output thus obtained was filtered (hits with percentage identity >65 and e value <10e−10 were retained). Filtered results were provided as input to the DiScRIBinATE method [] for obtaining the final taxonomic assignment of the metagenomic contigs (constituting each dataset).The abundance profile of various bacterial groups (at genera level) for each […]


Evaluation of shotgun metagenomics sequence classification methods using in silico and in vitro simulated communities

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 4634789
PMID: 26537885
DOI: 10.1186/s12859-015-0788-5

[…] ategy researchers may therefore use is to take their dataset and first run it on filtered Kraken, followed by running the reads not classified by filtered Kraken on a more conservative method such as DiScRIBinATE RAPSearch2. Filtered Kraken would classify the reads from genomes in the reference database, while leaving the majority of reads from genomes not in the reference database unclassified. T […]


Gut Microbiomes of Indian Children of Varying Nutritional Status

PLoS One
PMCID: 3999041
PMID: 24763225
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095547
call_split See protocol

[…] rch against this database (with thresholds of identity greater than 65%, query coverage >70% and minimum alignment length >75 base pairs). Subsequently, the reads were taxonomically classified using DiScRIBinATE . DiScRIBinATE is a similarity-based taxonomic classification method that uses a two-step approach. Based on the alignment parameters (between a hit and its corresponding BLAST hit), the […]


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DiScRIBinATE institution(s)
Bio-Sciences Division, Innovation Labs, Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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