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Rbec: a tool for analysis of amplicon sequencing data from synthetic microbial communities

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

Rbec is a adapted version of DADA2 for analyzing amplicon sequencing data from synthetic communities (SynComs), where the reference sequences for each strain exists. Rbec can not only accurately profile the microbial compositions in SynComs, but also predict the contaminants in SynCom samples.

Author: Pengfan Zhang [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Pengfan Zhang <pzhang at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("Rbec")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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biocViews MicrobialStrain, Microbiome, Sequencing, Software
Version 1.12.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.13 (R-4.1) (3 years)
License LGPL-3
Imports Rcpp (>= 1.0.6), dada2, ggplot2, readr, doParallel, foreach, grDevices, stats, utils
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