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Unique identifier OMICS_15066
Name Taxonerator
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Programming languages Groovy
Computer skills Medium
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Mark Blaxter

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Taxonomy assignment approach determines the efficiency of identification of OTUs in marine nematodes

R Soc Open Sci
PMCID: 5579096
PMID: 28878981
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170315

[…] , tree-based and phylogeny-based.Alignment-based approaches use various measures of similarity between query and reference sequences based solely on their alignment. They are implemented in VAMPS [], Taxonerator [] and CREST [], or can be performed directly through BLASTN [] function of the NCBI server ( The performances of CREST and BLASTN are evaluated i […]


Metabarcoding of marine nematodes – evaluation of similarity scores used in alignment based taxonomy assignment approach

Biodivers Data J
PMCID: 5136674
PMID: 27932928
DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10647

[…] shed). Alignment-based approach uses Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST, ) algorithm implemented via NCBI server or as part of standalone software packages such as QIIME (), LCAClassifier () or Taxonerator (). The taxonomic placement of OTUs is based on whether the identity score (, , , , , ) or e-value () is above or below the predetermined similarity threshold. Overlap range between barcod […]


Advances in DNA metabarcoding for food and wildlife forensic species identification

Anal Bioanal Chem
PMCID: 4909793
PMID: 27178552
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-016-9595-8

[…] ce when searching a database of a particular size.A number of dedicated software pipelines exist that allow processing of metabarcoding data sets followed by taxonomic annotation, including jMOTU and Taxonerator [], CLOTU [], QIIME [], Mothur [] and UPARSE []. These software tools have been developed for studying microbial communities using the 16S rRNA gene fragment, but they can also be used for […]


A comparative evaluation of sequence classification programs

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3428669
PMID: 22574964
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-92

[…] combination of two approaches. (None of the programs mentioned in this paper combine all three approaches).Programs that primarily utilize sequence similarity search include CARMA [,], FACS [], jMOTU/Taxonerator [], MARTA [], MEGAN [], MetaPhyler [], MG-RAST [], MTR [], and SOrt-ITEMS []. Most of these programs employ BLAST (most commonly, BLASTX), and several incorporate some version of the lowes […]


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Taxonerator institution(s)
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Taxonerator funding source(s)
Supported by the Leverhulme Trust (F/00158/BS).

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