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MOTHUR Manual

Mothur Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cite MOTHUR?

Schloss, P.D. & Handelsman, J. 2006. Introducing SONS, a tool for OTU-based comparisons of membership and structure between microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In review.

In windows, why does the command window open and close quickly when I double click on the MOTHUR icon in windows? This is because you have not given MOTHUR the input files and you will get an error message quickly followed by the screen closing. Please see the above section on how to run MOTHUR and remember that it must be run from a command prompt in windows.

Why doesn’t MOTHUR do…?

If you would like to see something added to MOTHUR, please let me know (pschloss@microbio.umass.edu). It may take me a while to get around to implementing the feature, but I am generally reasonable.