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MBI Publications for Simon Foucart (1)

  • D. Koslicki and S. Foucart
    Quikr: a method for rapid reconstruction of bacterial communities via compressive sensing.
    Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)Vol. 29 No. 17 (2013) pp. 2096-102


    Many metagenomic studies compare hundreds to thousands of environmental and health-related samples by extracting and sequencing their 16S rRNA amplicons and measuring their similarity using beta-diversity metrics. However, one of the first steps--to classify the operational taxonomic units within the sample--can be a computationally time-consuming task because most methods rely on computing the taxonomic assignment of each individual read out of tens to hundreds of thousands of reads.

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