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Welcome to the website for the mothur project, initiated by Dr. Patrick Schloss in the Department of Microbiology at The University of Massachusetts. This project seeks to develop a single piece of open-source, expandable software to fill the bioinformatics needs of the microbial ecology community. We are still in the development phase of the project where our goal is to incorporate and expand upon the functionality of dotur, sons, s-libshuff/libshuff, and treeclimber. If you would like to contribute code to the project feel free to download the source code and make your own improvements. Alternatively, if you have an idea or a need, but lack the programming expertise, let us know and we'll add it to the queue of features we would like to add. Our current goal is to release a new iteration of the project monthly.

  • Download mothur - If you want a copy of mothur, this is the link for you. But first, you must be a registered wiki user and be logged in so that we can inform you of any important updates.
  • Peruse the mothur manual - Feel free to take a look around at what mothur can do for you. Don't worry, it won't tell you to wash behind your ears. Once you've registered, feel free to add or edit content in the manual.
  • Keep up to date on future workshops - If you supply the facilities, PR, and travel expenses, Dr. Schloss will work with you to plan a workshop at your institution.