MaxBin is software for binning assembled metagenomic sequences based on an Expectation-Maximization algorithm.  MaxBin shows the underlying bins (genomes) of the microbes in their metagenomes  from assembled metagenomic sequences and the reads coverage information or sequencing reads. MaxBin will report genome-related statistics, including estimated completeness, GC content and genome size in the binning summary page.

MEGAN can be used on MaxBin bins to find the taxonomy of each bin after the binning process is finished.





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To see what versions of MaxBin are available type

module avail maxbin

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help  maxbin

To use MaxBin, include a command like this in your batch script to load the Maxbin module:

module load maxbin

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help maxbin command.

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