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Comparison of assembly algorithms for improving rate of metatranscriptomic functional annotation

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, October 2014
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Comparison of assembly algorithms for improving rate of metatranscriptomic functional annotation
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Microbiome, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/2049-2618-2-39
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Albi Celaj, Janet Markle, Jayne Danska, John Parkinson


Microbiome-wide gene expression profiling through high-throughput RNA sequencing ('metatranscriptomics') offers a powerful means to functionally interrogate complex microbial communities. Key to successful exploitation of these datasets is the ability to confidently match relatively short sequence reads to known bacterial transcripts. In the absence of reference genomes, such annotation efforts may be enhanced by assembling reads into longer contiguous sequences ('contigs'), prior to database search strategies. Since reads from homologous transcripts may derive from several species, represented at different abundance levels, it is not clear how well current assembly pipelines perform for metatranscriptomic datasets. Here we evaluate the performance of four currently employed assemblers including de novo transcriptome assemblers - Trinity and Oases; the metagenomic assembler - Metavelvet; and the recently developed metatranscriptomic assembler IDBA-MT.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 3%
Germany 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 214 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 27%
Researcher 62 27%
Student > Master 28 12%
Student > Bachelor 12 5%
Other 11 5%
Other 33 14%
Unknown 23 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 110 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 40 17%
Environmental Science 20 9%
Computer Science 10 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 3%
Other 14 6%
Unknown 30 13%

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