PhyloSift can handle a variety of data types, including:
- Raw reads from Illumina and 454 sequencing platforms
- Assembled contigs from environmental metagenomes
- Representative Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs), e.g. 16S/18S rRNA amplicons precomputed in an external toolkit such as QIIME
- Any sequence file (nucleotide or amino acid) in FASTA format containing your data of interest
Our set of reference marker genes is being expanded to cover all three domains of life, and users can harness the pipeline for studies of Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryotes, and Viruses.