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The riboPicker tool can be used to automatically identify and efficiently remove rRNA-like sequences from metatranscriptomic and metagenomic datasets.
At MSI, we provide a stand-alone version of the tool. So the user must have some linux background to use this tool.
If you are not familiar with the command line, the developer also provides a web-version of the software at:
Please note, for the web-version, your input file should be less than 2GB in size.
To run this software interactively in a Linux environment run the commands:
module load ribopickerribopicker -h or ribopicker [options] -f <file> -dbs <list> ...
Since ribopicker will search ribosomal sequences in known databases, please use:
to check for available databases at MSI.
ribopicker -f input.fasta -dbs slr,ssr