Meta-Storms

  • Introduction
  • Meta-Storms is a microbiome database system toolkit to systematically and efficiently organize and search microbiome data. It includes the following components: (i) creating a database of microbiome samples based on their taxonomical annotations, (ii) efficiently indexing all samples in the database based on taxonomical structures, and (iii) searching for a microbiome sample against the database by a fast scoring function based on quantitative phylogeny. Meta-Storms also has modules to efficiently manage the database, which is especially useful when the database is huge.

    The online system with Microbiome Search Engine is now open at http://mse.single-cell.cn. The Meta-Storms scoring function algorithm has been integrated in Parallel-META 3 to compute the phylogeny based similarity among microbiome samples.

    The standalone Meta-Storms 2 now is under development. Meta-Storms 2 has a better and more stable performance with extremely large microbiome datasets.

  • 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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