The TaxonDC program (Taxon Distance Calculator) is a tool for calculating the similarity value of the 16S rRNA gene sequences of prokaryotes or ITS regions of fungi. Since version 1.3 it is possible to calculate identity percent for any protein sequences.
Download TaxonDC 1.3.1 Beta (06.08.2019):
|Windows 32-bit x86||Binary archive (zip)||~10 MB||Download||Show|
|Linux 64-bit x86||Binary archive (tar.gz)||~15 MB||Download||Show|
- In early 2019, the algorithm for aligning 16S rRNA sequences was changed in the EzBioCloud microorganism identification tool. Therefore, the values obtained using EzBioCloud and TaxonDC may not always be the same. At the moment, we do not know the details of the new alignment algorithm.
- In the EzBioCloud database some sequences are trimmed at the ends, thus 16S rRNA sequences from EzBioCloud may be shorter than from GenBank.
- In some cases, the EzBioCloud database contains 16S rRNA sequences extracted from genomic assemblies, rather than original sequences obtained by the Sanger method. They may not always be the same.
- TaxonDC checks for updates on each start.
How to use
Download appropriate archive, unpack, run TaxonDC.
Currently program tested under Windows XP, Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Windows 10 (64 bits), openSUSE 15.0, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04. Please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any problems or suggestions.
Citing this software
Tarlachkov S.V., Starodumova I.P. (2017) TaxonDC: calculating the similarity value of the 16S rRNA gene sequences of prokaryotes or ITS regions of fungi. Journal of Bioinformatics and Genomics (JBG). 3(5). DOI:10.18454/jbg.2017.3.5.1