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      Introducing mothur: open-source, platform-independent, community-supported software for describing and comparing microbial communities.

      Applied and Environmental Microbiology

      Biodiversity, Computational Biology, methods, Environmental Microbiology, Metagenomics, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Software

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          mothur aims to be a comprehensive software package that allows users to use a single piece of software to analyze community sequence data. It builds upon previous tools to provide a flexible and powerful software package for analyzing sequencing data. As a case study, we used mothur to trim, screen, and align sequences; calculate distances; assign sequences to operational taxonomic units; and describe the alpha and beta diversity of eight marine samples previously characterized by pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene fragments. This analysis of more than 222,000 sequences was completed in less than 2 h with a laptop computer.

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          19801464
          2786419
          10.1128/AEM.01541-09

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