• MILESTONES

Bioinformatics tools facilitate the analysis of microbiome sequencing data

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The software pipeline QIIME, which stands for ‘quantitative insights into microbial ecology’, enables the analysis and interpretation of the increasingly large datasets generated by microbiome sequencing.

Further reading

Knight, R. et al. Best practices for analysing microbiomes. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 16, 410–422 (2018).

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