Metagenomics is a discipline that enables the genomic study of uncultured microorganisms

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Before diving into this topic, we recommend you to have a look at:


Lesson Slides Hands-on Recordings Input dataset Workflows Galaxy servers
Analyses of metagenomics data - The global picture
Antibiotic resistance detection tutorial
  • 16S Microbial Analysis with mothur (extended)
    Pathogen detection from (direct Nanopore) sequencing data using Galaxy - Foodborne Edition tutorial
    Metatranscriptomics analysis using microbiome RNA-seq data (short) tutorial
    Identification of the micro-organisms in a beer using Nanopore sequencing tutorial
    Assembly of metagenomic sequencing data tutorial
    16S Microbial analysis with Nanopore data tutorial
    16S Microbial Analysis with mothur (short)
  • Metatranscriptomics analysis using microbiome RNA-seq data plain text tutorial
  • Introduction to metagenomics
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  • Galaxy instances

    You can use a public Galaxy instance which has been tested for the availability of the used tools. They are listed along with the tutorials above.

    You can also use the following Docker image for these tutorials:

    docker run -p 8080:80

    NOTE: Use the -d flag at the end of the command if you want to automatically download all the data-libraries into the container.

    It will launch a flavored Galaxy instance available on http://localhost:8080. This instance will contain all the tools and workflows to follow the tutorials in this topic. Login as admin with password password to access everything.

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