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MetAlign specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_02383
Name MetAlign
Software type Application/Script, Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Windows
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Arjen Lommen

Publications for MetAlign

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Rhizosphere Protists Change Metabolite Profiles in Zea mays

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5946010
PMID: 29780370
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00857

[…] o 76°C and finally 6°C/min to 350°C, held for 1 min. The transfer line to the mass spectrometer was set to 250°C. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data were subjected to baseline correction using MetAlign (); chromatographic deconvolution and quantification of compounds was done using TagFinder (). Using this latter program, a retention time index (RI) was calculated from the added n-alkanes. […]


Volatiles Mediated Interactions Between Aspergillus oryzae Strains Modulate Morphological Transition and Exometabolomes

Front Microbiol
PMCID: 5893800
PMID: 29670599
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00628
call_split See protocol

[…] o Fisher Scientific Inc., San José, CA), respectively. The obtained (*.cdf) data files were subjected to data pre-processing for retention time, normalized peak intensities, and accurate masses using MetAlign software package (, and the alignment data were exported to Excel format. The multivariate statistical analysis for aligned metabolic profiling data was carried out usi […]


Molecular adaptations to phosphorus deprivation and comparison with nitrogen deprivation responses in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

PLoS One
PMCID: 5825098
PMID: 29474408
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193335

[…] er, CO, USA) and OpenChrom Community Edition Synge (version 0.6.0) (Peter Wenig; GC–MS data integration, normalization (total signal) and alignment were performed using the MetAlign software (PRI-Rikilt, Wageningen, The Netherlands). Statistical analysis was performed using a one-way ANOVA across all time points and P conditions. Metabolite differences were finally calcu […]


The Chemistry of Plant–Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere and the Potential for Metabolomics to Reveal Signaling Related to Defense Priming and Induced Systemic Resistance

Front Plant Sci
PMCID: 5811519
PMID: 29479360
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00112

[…] ets that require both storage and data processing tools (reduction of data complexity) (; ; ). This can be achieved by using free statistical tools such as MarVis1, Mzine, XCMS, MAVEN, Metaboanalyst, MetAlign () as well as commercial software such as Markerlynx (Waters), Profiling solutions (Shimadzu), Mass profiler pro (Agilent) and Metabolic profiler (Bruker). Such tools focus on homogenous info […]


Comprehensive untargeted metabolomics of Lychnnophorinae subtribe (Asteraceae: Vernonieae) in a phylogenetic context

PLoS One
PMCID: 5764248
PMID: 29324799
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190104
call_split See protocol

[…] Mass signals (m/z) from the raw data files were automatically extracted and aligned by MetAlign (Rikilt, Institute of Food Safety) [], resulting in 1,061 mass signals (GC-MS) at ion intensity higher than 5,000; and 36,861 and 24,482 mass signals in both positive and negative electrospra […]


Cell Type Specific Metabolic Flux Analysis: A Challenge for Metabolic Phenotyping and a Potential Solution in Plants

PMCID: 5746739
PMID: 29137184
DOI: 10.3390/metabo7040059

[…] upled to an Agilent 5975C quadrupole MS using 1 µL sample volumes and procedures described elsewhere []. Mass spectra were acquired in scan mode for the range m/z 146–600 at a speed of 4.38 scan s−1. MetAlign was used for baseline correction [] and MSCorr was used to correct each detected amino acid fragment for the natural abundance of the carbon atoms derived from the derivatising agent and isot […]

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MetAlign institution(s)
RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, Netherlands
MetAlign funding source(s)
Supported by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Strategic Research Funds RIKILT-WUR (project 1217269301) and The Netherlands Toxicogenomics Centre (NTC) (project 05060510)—Netherlands Genomics Initiative/Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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