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New publications on ribosomal RNA tools (databases, software, etc)

For those doing microbial diversity studies, analysis of rRNA genes via PCR is still a fundamental tool.  And thankfully many people keep maintaining various databases and tools for people to use to carry out analysis of rRNA data.  Here are some new papers of relevance:

The SILVA and “All-species Living Tree Project (LTP)” taxonomic frameworks.

Ribosomal Database Project: data and tools for high throughput rRNA analysis

The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote Small Sub-Unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy

Evaluation of general 16S ribosomal RNA gene PCR primers for classical and next-generation sequencing-based diversity studies

Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names

Infernal 1.1: 100-fold faster RNA homology searches

The Effect of Primer Choice and Short Read Sequences on the Outcome of 16S rRNA Gene Based Diversity Studies

Data Analysis

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