GTDB-Tk is a software toolkit for assigning objective taxonomic classifications to bacterial and archaeal genomes based on the Genome Database Taxonomy GTDB. It is designed to work with recent advances that allow hundreds or thousands of metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) to be obtained directly from environmental samples. It can also be applied to isolate and single-cell genomes. The GTDB-Tk is open source and released under the GNU General Public License (Version 3).
Notifications about GTDB-Tk releases will be available through the GTDB Twitter account (https://twitter.com/ace_gtdb).
GTDB-Tk is described in:
- Chaumeil PA, et al. 2019. GTDB-Tk: A toolkit to classify genomes with the Genome Taxonomy Database. Bioinformatics, btz848.
The Genome Taxonomy Database (GTDB) is described in:
Parks, D.H., et al. 2020. A complete domain-to-species taxonomy for Bacteria and Archaea. Nature Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-020-0501-8.
Parks DH, et al. 2018. A standardized bacterial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny substantially revises the tree of life. Nature Biotechnology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.4229.
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