VirMet: a set of tools for viral metagenomics

VirMet is a software suite designed to help users running viral metagenomics experiments: unspecific massively parallel sequencing with the aim of discovering and characterizing the virus fraction of biological samples.

virmet is now called with a command subcommand syntax: virmet fetch --viral n, for example, downloads the viral nucleotide database. Other available subcommands so far are

  • fetch: download genomes
  • update: update viral/bacterial database
  • index: index genomes
  • wolfpack: analyze a Miseq run
  • covplot: plot coverage for a specific organism

A short help is obtained with virmet <subcommand> -h.

Further detail following the menu on the left.