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TriMetAss is an extension to the Trinity software [1], which can assemble select regions surrounding interesting features in metagenomic data. The software is particularly useful for very common and well-conserved genes (and – in theory – non-coding regions) that can occur in multiple contexts in the microbial community under study. It uses Vmatch [2] to extend seed reads (or contigs generated by another assembler) into longer contigs, by iteratively calling Vmatch and Trinity, until some stop criteria are met.

Environment Modules

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

System Variables

  • HPC_TRIMETASS_DIR - installation directory


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

Bengtsson-Palme J, Boulund F, Fick J, Kristiansson E, Larsson DGJ: Shotgun metagenomics reveals a wide array of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile elements in a polluted lake in India. Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 5, Issue 648 (2014). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00648