From Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing to Viral Community Profiling: The ViromeScan Tool

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1746)


ViromeScan is an innovative metagenomic analysis tool that allows the viral community characterization in terms of taxonomy from raw data of metagenomics sequencing. It efficiently denoises samples from reads of other microorganisms. Users can adopt the same shotgun metagenomic sequencing data to fully characterize complex microbial ecosystems, including bacteria and viruses. Here we apply ViromeScan pipeline to some examples, thus illustrating the processes computed from raw data to the final output.

Key words

Virome Shotgun metagenomics Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipeline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit of Microbial Ecology of Health, Department of Pharmacy and BiotechnologyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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