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MaxBin is a software for binning assembled metagenomic sequences based on an Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Users could understand the underlying bins (genomes) of the microbes in their metagenomes by simply providing assembled metagenomic sequences and the reads coverage information or sequencing reads. For users' convenience MaxBin will report genome-related statistics, including estimated completeness, GC content and genome size in the binning summary page. Users could use MEGAN or similar software on MaxBin bins to find out the taxonomy of each bin after the binning process is finished.

Environment Modules

Run module spider maxbin to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_MAXBIN_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_MAXBIN_BIN - executable directory
  • HPC_MAXBIN_DOC - documents directory


If you publish research that uses maxbin you have to cite it as follows:

Wu YW, Tang YH, Tringe SG, Simmons BA, and Singer SW, "MaxBin: an automated binning method to recover individual genomes from metagenomes using an expectation-maximization algorithm", Microbiome, 2:26, 2014