NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new analysis suggests some approaches for classifying bacteria from metagenomic sequences may become less precise as the collection of publicly available sequences in the RefSeq database grows.

Recognizing the ways in which the database can impact bacterial identification, in turn, is expected to guide future metagenomic interpretation methods, explained Todd Treangen, a computer science researcher at Rice University.

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