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MetaCluster-TA | Taxonomic annotation for metagenomic data based on assembly-assisted binning

Allows to bin and annotate short paired-end reads. MetaCluster-TA is an assembly-assisted approach which, instead of annotating each read or assembled contig separately, bins similar reads/contigs into the same cluster and annotates the whole cluster. The software consists of three phases: (i) construction of long virtual contigs from assembly and probabilistic grouping of short reads, (ii) q-mer distribution estimation and clustering and (iii) cluster annotation and merging.

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  • Yi Wang <>


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Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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