A software platform for automated taxonomic and functional analysis of metagenome data. MetaSAMS includes a pipeline consisting of three different classifiers that perform taxonomic profiling of metagenome sequences. In addition, MetaSAMS implements a functional pipeline based on contigs that automatically assigns functions to predicted coding sequences. MetaSAMS provides tools for statistical and comparative analyses based on taxonomic and functional annotations. It has been successfully applied for the analysis of a biogas-producing microbial community from a biogas-production plant.
Institute for Bioinformatics, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany; Evonik-Degussa GmbH, R&D Bioproducts, Halle/Westfalen, Germany; Genome Informatics, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany; Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany