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SUPER-FOCUS: a tool for agile functional analysis of shotgun metagenomic data.

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PubMed ID: 26454280

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Silva GG, Green KT, Dutilh BE, Edwards RA

Bioinformatics. Feb 2016. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv584

COMMENT: In this publication a tool for shotgun metagenomics is described: SUPER-FOCUS. It is oriented to functional profiling. The meaning of its name is SUbsystems Profile by databasE Reduction using FOCUS, because it is based in a similarity-based approach to infer function using a reduced reference database of conserved "subsystems". The tool provides the profile of the abundances of these subsystems. 

SUPER-FOCUS is implemented in Python, and its source code and the tool website are freely available at https://edwards.sdsu.edu/SUPERFOCUS

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