Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Tille <>

* Package name    : metaphlan2
  Version         : 2.6.0
  Upstream Author : Duy Tin Truong, Nicola Segata and Curtis Huttenhower
* URL             :
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Metagenomic Phylogenetic Analysis
 MetaPhlAn is a computational tool for profiling the composition of
 microbial communities (Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryotes and Viruses) from
 metagenomic shotgun sequencing data with species level resolution. From
 version 2.0, MetaPhlAn is also able to identify specific strains (in the
 not-so-frequent cases in which the sample contains a previously
 sequenced strains) and to track strains across samples for all species.
 MetaPhlAn 2.0 relies on ~1M unique clade-specific marker genes (the
 marker information file can be found at src/utils/markers_info.txt.bz2
 or here) identified from ~17,000 reference genomes (~13,500 bacterial
 and archaeal, ~3,500 viral, and ~110 eukaryotic), allowing:
  * unambiguous taxonomic assignments;
  * accurate estimation of organismal relative abundance;
  * species-level resolution for bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and
  * strain identification and tracking
  * orders of magnitude speedups compared to existing methods.
  * metagenomic strain-level population genomics

Remark: The large dataset that is contained in the download archive was
split up into a separate package metaphlan2-data since it is shipped in
a better compressible format and also will not change that frequently as
the code.  The package will be maintained by the Debian Med team at

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