SONS specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_14389
Name Shared OTUs and Similarity
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data DOTUR-formatted file and a tab-delineated file containing the names of each sequence in the first column and the library designation in the second column.
Input format LIST, NAMES
Output data Data to construct collector’s curves for each comparison and distance level, and the frequency of sequences from each library found in each OTU.
Output format SONS, SONS.LTT, SONS.OTU
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
License GNU General Public License version 2.0
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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  • person_outline Jo Handelsman <>

SONS article

SONS institution(s)
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI, USA
SONS funding source(s)
This work was supported by a USDA postdoctoral fellowship in Soil Biology (2003-35107-13856) and by the NSF Microbial Observatories program (MCB-0132085), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Wisconsin—Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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