SmashCommunity: a metagenomic annotation and analysis tool

Bioinformatics. 2010 Dec 1;26(23):2977-8. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq536. Epub 2010 Oct 19.


Summary: SmashCommunity is a stand-alone metagenomic annotation and analysis pipeline suitable for data from Sanger and 454 sequencing technologies. It supports state-of-the-art software for essential metagenomic tasks such as assembly and gene prediction. It provides tools to estimate the quantitative phylogenetic and functional compositions of metagenomes, to compare compositions of multiple metagenomes and to produce intuitive visual representations of such analyses.

Availability: SmashCommunity source code and documentation are available at


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genes
  • Metagenomics / methods*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Phylogeny
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Software*