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Metagenomics is the study of genetic material from a mixed and often undefined community.

Questions tagged with metagenomics should involve one or more of the following topics.

  1. Sequencing of nucleic acids from heterogeneous cultures or microbiomes. This can be shotgun DNA sequencing, amplicon sequencing (16S), long-read sequencing. In the absence of a metatranscriptomics tag, this tag may also encompass RNA sequencing experiments conducted on mixed microbial communities.
  2. The processing of metagenomic sequencing reads, including quality control, assembly, and annotation.
  3. The execution and interpretation of analyses and models based on metagenomic sequencing data.