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Liber, Julian Aaron [1], Bonito, Gregory [2], Benucci, Gian Maria Niccolo [2].

CONSTAX2: Improved taxonomic classification of environmental DNA markers.

CONSTAX - the CONSensus TAXonomy classifier - was developed for accurate and reproducible taxonomic annotation of fungal rDNA amplicon sequences and is based upon a consensus approach of RDP, SINTAX, and UTAX algorithms. CONSTAX2 extends these features to classify prokaryotes as well as eukaryotes and incorporates BLAST-based classifiers to reduce classification errors. Additionally, CONSTAX2 implements a conda-installable, command line tool with improved classification metrics, faster training, multithreading support, capacity to incorporate external taxonomic databases, new isolate matching and high-level taxonomy tools, replete with documentation and example tutorials.

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1 - Michigan State University, Plant Biology, 1066 Bogue St., Rm A286, East Lansing, MI, 48824, United States
2 - Michigan State University, Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, 1066 Bogue St., Rm A286, East Lansing, MI, 48824, United States


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: MYP2, Mycology Posters II
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM(EDT)
Number: MYP2004
Abstract ID:356
Candidate for Awards:MSA Best Poster Presentation Award by a Graduate Student

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