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SPINGO: a rapid species-classifier for microbial amplicon sequences

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Bioinformatics, October 2015
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Title
SPINGO: a rapid species-classifier for microbial amplicon sequences
Published in
BMC Bioinformatics, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12859-015-0747-1
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Authors

Guy Allard, Feargal J. Ryan, Ian B. Jeffery, Marcus J. Claesson

Abstract

Taxonomic classification is a corner stone for the characterisation and comparison of microbial communities. Currently, most existing methods are either slow, restricted to specific communities, highly sensitive to taxonomic inconsistencies, or limited to genus level classification. As crucial microbiota information is hinging on high-level resolution it is imperative to increase taxonomic resolution to species level wherever possible. In response to this need we developed SPINGO, a flexible and stand-alone software dedicated to high-resolution assignment of sequences to species level using partial 16S rRNA gene sequences from any environment. SPINGO compares favourably to other methods in terms of classification accuracy, and is as fast or faster than those that have higher error rates. As a demonstration of its flexibility for other types of target genes we successfully applied SPINGO also on cpn60 amplicon sequences. SPINGO is an accurate, flexible and fast method for low-level taxonomic assignment. This combination is becoming increasingly important for rapid and accurate processing of amplicon data generated by newer next generation sequencing technologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 2%
France 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 121 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 25%
Researcher 33 25%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 4%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 19 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 15 11%
Environmental Science 10 7%
Computer Science 9 7%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 29 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 February 2022.
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#2,617,414
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#37,754
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#15
of 139 outputs
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