MG-RAST: The Metagenomics Rapid Annotation Server

The Metagenomics RAST server is a modified version of the RAST Server designed specifically to work with metagenomes? .

MG-RAST provides the annotation of sequence fragments, their phylogenetic? classification, functional classification of samples, and comparison between multiple metagenomes. The server also computes an initial metabolic reconstruction for the metagenome and allows comparison of metabolic reconstructions of metagenomes and genomes.

User submission and analysis are confidential. Although we do not guarantee a maximum turnover time, the current average processing time is about 24 hours. Currently the server handles 454 and Sanger sequence data? . Data sets supplied by 454 can be uploaded directly.

In addition to NMPDR data we use the following ribosomal RNA databases for our analyses: GREENGENES, RDP-II and the European Ribosomal RNA Database.

You can find the MG-RAST server here.

For instructions on how to use MG-RAST, see Using the MG-RAST metagenome annotation server.

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Summary About the Rapid Annotation Server for Metagenomes
Topic revision: r5 - 16 Feb 2009 - 03:13:08 - Bruce Parrello
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