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Mining metatranscriptomic data

The team has recently developed the SortMeRNA software, which is a sequence analysis tool for filtering, mapping and OTU-picking NGS reads. The core algorithm is based on approximate seeds and allows for fast and sensitive analyses of nucleotide sequences. In [11] , we demonstrate a computational technique for filtering ribosomal RNA from total RNA in metatranscriptomic data using it. Additionally, we propose a post-processing pipeline using the latest software tools to conduct further studies on the filtered data, including the reconstruction of mRNA transcripts for functional analyses and phylogenetic classification of a community using the ribosomal RNA. This work is a collaboration with Genoscope.