DOTUR specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14269
Alternative name Distance based OTU and Richness determination
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A PHYLIP-generated distance matrix
Input format PHYLIP
Output data Assigns sequences to operational taxonomic units for every distance level that can be used to form OTUs.
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.3
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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Publication for Distance based OTU and Richness determination

DOTUR institution(s)
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI, USA
DOTUR funding source(s)
This work was supported by a USDA postdoctoral fellowship in Soil Biology, the NSF Microbial Observatory program (MCB-0132085), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Wisconsin—Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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