Meta-Storms 2

  • Introduction
  • Meta-Storms 2 is a microbiome search engine to systematically and efficiently search in microbiome samples. It includes the following components: (i) creating a database with reference microbiome samples, and (ii) searching for matched samples against the database with given query microbiome sample(s) based on phylogeny similarities. By the advanced indexing algorithm, Meta-Storms 2 provides an extremely high and constant searching speed even in very large data repository.

  • Online system
  • The Microbiome Search Engine is now open for online microbiome seasrch at

  • Download
  • Now version std 2.2.1 is released (June 15, 2018). We strongly recommend all users to install/update the latest version.

    2.2.1 (June 15, 2018)

    src package
    Linx X86_64 (bin package)
    Mac OS X (bin package)
  • Input pre-computation
  • The input samples should be pre-computed by Parallel-META 3.

  • Publications
  • Xiaoquan Su, Xuetao Wang, Gongchao Jing, Kang Ning. GPU-Meta-Storms: Computing the structure similarities among massive amount of microbial community samples using GPU. Bioinformatics 2013; doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt736

    Xiaoquan Su, Jian Xu, Kang Ning. Meta-Storms: Efficient Search for Similar Microbial Communities Based on a Novel Indexing Scheme and Similarity Score for Metagenomic Data. Bioinformatics 2012; doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts470

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