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The riboPicker tool can be used to automatically identify and efficiently remove rRNA-like sequences from metatranscriptomic and metagenomic datasets. It is easily configurable and provides a user-friendly interface.

Installed Versions

  • 0.4.2, 0.4.3 (EL5)
  • 0.4.3 (EL6)

Execution Environment and Modules

To use ribopicker with the environment modules system at HPC the following commands are available:

Get module information for ribopicker:

$module spider ribopicker

Load the application module:

$module load ribopicker

The modulefile for this software adds the directory with executable files to the shell execution PATH and sets the following environment variables:

  • HPC_RIBOPICKER_DIR - directory where ribopicker is located.
  • HPC_RIBOPICKER_BIN - executable directory


The following Ribosomal RNA databases are available for use with RiboPicker at HPC:

How To Run

A ribopicker alias was created for the main ribopicker.pl Perl script. To run RiboPicker use

ribopicker [options] -f <file> -dbs <list> ...

For more information on the options run

ribopicker -h