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Aims to be a comprehensive software package that allows users to use a single piece of software to analyze community sequence data. mothur builds upon previous tools to provide a flexible and powerful software package for analyzing sequencing data. Extensive community-supported documentation and support are available through a MediaWiki-based wiki and a discussion forum.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA; Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK; Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada; Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; Department of Animal Science, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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Funding for mothur has been provided by the College of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts, a grant from the Sloan Foundation, a grant from the National Science Foundation (award 0743432), and the Austrian GEN-AU project BIN.

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