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rDnaTools is a python package of tools and pipelines for working with ribosomal DNA sequence data generated with the PacBio(R) SMRT sequencing. rDnaTools works by wrapping existing tools from microbial ecology, primarily the Mothur suite of utilities. Currently rDnaTools implements a single pipeline for the export, filtering, and cluster of 16S sequences.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_RDNATOOLS_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_RDNATOOLS_BIN - executable directory


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

rDnaTools would not have been possible were it not for the hard work of the existing Microbial Ecology community, and their existing tools for analyzing ribosomal DNA sequence data. Since the core of the analyses wrapped by rDnaTools come from the Mothur suite, please cite their publication if you use rDnaTools in your work:

Schloss, P.D., et al., Introducing mothur: Open-source, platform-independent, community-supported software for describing and comparing microbial communities. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2009. 75(23):7537-41.