A team of Polish researchers describes a new tool they have developed called PlasFlow that can identify bacterial plasmid sequences from environmental samples. With assembled metagenomes as its input, the tool uses a neural network approach to uncover and identify plasmid sequences without having to know anything about the samples' taxonomical or functional composition.

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