Microbial Metagenomic Trait Database

The Microbial Metagenomic Traits Database (MiMeT DB) contains a pre-calculated set of metagenomic traits described in Barberan et al. 2012 "Exploration of community traits as ecological markers in microbial metagenomes" for a large variety of public metagenomes.

The traits included in the statistical analyses range from GC content to functional diversity, and deliver a valuable set of ecological markers in order to discriminate between habitats,geographic locations, or temporal samples. Furthermore, inter-trait relationships can be used as habitat descriptors or indicators of artifacts during sample processing.

The combination of these metagenomics community traits in a single workflow facilitates a consistent and comprehensive interpretation of metagenomics data for the study of microbial communities.