Mothur

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Description

Mothur project seeks to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community. We have incorporated the functionality of dotur, sons, treeclimber, s-libshuff, unifrac, and much more. In addition to improving the flexibility of these algorithms, we have added a number of other features including calculators and visualization tools. If you would like to contribute code to the project feel free to download the source code and make your own improvements. Alternatively, if you have an idea or a need, but lack the programming expertise, let us know and we'll add it to the queue of features we would like to add. Our current goal is to release a new iteration of the project monthly.

Availability

Versions 1.39.5 and 1.42.1 are freely available for MetaCentrum users

mothur-1.39.5
mothur-1.42.1

Licence

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 3

SILVA databases - https://www.arb-silva.de/silva-license-information

Use

Environment initialization:

module add mothur-1.39.5

or

module add mothur-1.42.1
mothur -h

Databases are localized in the path /software/mothur/1.42.1/data based on the following licence conditions: https://www.arb-silva.de/silva-license-information (for academic/non-commercial users)

Documentation

Documentation is available at https://mothur.org/wiki/Mothur_manual

Program manager

meta@cesnet.cz

Homepage

https://mothur.org/wiki/Main_Page or https://github.com/mothur/mothur