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PyDamage: automated ancient damage identification and estimation for contigs in ancient DNA de novo assembly

DNA de novo assembly can be used to reconstruct longer stretches of DNA (contigs), including genes and even genomes, from short DNA sequencing reads. Applying this technique to metagenomic data derived from archaeological remains, such as paleofeces …

Reconstruction of ancient microbial genomes from the human gut

Loss of gut microbial diversity in industrial populations is associated with chronic diseases, underscoring the importance of studying our ancestral gut microbiome. However, relatively little is known about the composition of pre-industrial gut …

Reproducible, portable, and efficient ancient genome reconstruction with nf-core/eager

The broadening utilisation of ancient DNA to address archaeological, palaeontological, and biological questions is resulting in a rising diversity in the size of laboratories and scale of analyses being performed. In the context of this heterogeneous …

Community-curated and standardised metadata of published ancient metagenomic samples with AncientMetagenomeDir

Ancient DNA and RNA are valuable data sources for a wide range of disciplines. Within the field of ancient metagenomics, the number of published genetic datasets has risen dramatically in recent years, and tracking this data for reuse is particularly …

CoproID predicts the source of coprolites and paleofeces using microbiome composition and host DNA content

Shotgun metagenomics applied to archaeological feces (paleofeces) can bring new insights into the composition and functions of human and animal gut microbiota from the past. However, paleofeces often undergo physical distortions in archaeological …

Sourcepredict: Prediction of metagenomic sample sources using dimension reduction followed by machine learning classification

SourcePredict is a Python package distributed through Conda, to classify and predict the origin of metagenomic samples, given a reference dataset of known origins, a problem also known as source tracking.