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vConTACT2 is a tool to perform guilt-by-contig-association classification of viral genomic sequence data. It's designed to cluster and provide taxonomic context of viral metagenomic sequencing data.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_VCVONTACT_DIR - installation directory
  • HPC_VCVONTACT_BIN - executable directory


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

If you find vConTACT2 useful, please cite our newly published article in Nature Biotech!:

Bin Jang, H., Bolduc, B., Zablocki, O., Kuhn, J. H., Roux, S., Adriaenssens, E. M., … Sullivan, M. B. (2019). Taxonomic assignment of uncultivated prokaryotic virus genomes is enabled by gene-sharing networks. Nature Biotechnology.

The theory and original code this work was based on:

Bolduc, B., Jang, H. Bin, Doulcier, G., You, Z., Roux, S., & Sullivan, M. B. (2017). vConTACT: an iVirus tool to classify double-stranded DNA viruses that infect Archaea and Bacteria. PeerJ, 5, e3243.