PALADIN:Protein Alignment for Functional Profiling Whole Metagenome Shotgun Data

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Anthony WestbrookMatthew D MacManes


Whole metagenome shotgun sequencing is a powerful approach for assaying the functional potential of microbial communities. Presently, we lack tools that efficiently and accurately align DNA reads against protein references, the technique necessary for constructing a functional profile. Here, we present PALADIN - a novel modification of Burrows-Wheeler Aligner that provides more accurate alignment and orders-of-magnitude improved efficiency by directly mapping in protein space.

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