Binning metagenomic contigs by coverage and composition.

Alneberg J, Bjarnason BS, de Bruijn I, Schirmer M, Quick J, Ijaz UZ, Lahti L, Loman NJ, Andersson AF, Quince C

Nat. Methods 11 (11) 1144-1146 [2014-11-00; online 2014-09-15]

Shotgun sequencing enables the reconstruction of genomes from complex microbial communities, but because assembly does not reconstruct entire genomes, it is necessary to bin genome fragments. Here we present CONCOCT, a new algorithm that combines sequence composition and coverage across multiple samples, to automatically cluster contigs into genomes. We demonstrate high recall and precision on artificial as well as real human gut metagenome data sets.

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PubMed 25218180

DOI 10.1038/nmeth.3103

Crossref 10.1038/nmeth.3103