New article: Taxon Appearance From Extraction and Amplification Steps Demonstrates the Value of Multiple Controls in Tick Microbiota Analysis
A collaboration with Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort and INRAE teams led to the publication of this article. We showed that contaminant OTUs from sample laboratory processing steps can represent more than half the total sequence yield in sequencing runs, and lead to unreliable results when characterizing tick microbial communities. We thus strongly advise the routine use of negative controls in tick microbiota studies, and more generally in studies involving low biomass samples. You can access this article here.
From now on and as far as possible, we install our tools under the "conda" environment.
This allows us to avoid conflicts between the different dependencies of each tool.
We will gradually remove the "classic" "old" installations to keep only the "conda" versions. Beginning June 19th, all tools will be available only via Conda.
Help on how to use the tools under "conda" can be found here: https://migale.inra.fr/faq#migale-condalist
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 epidemic, all facility staff is now teleworking. Some of us with children at home. We are commited to keep the platform running and answer to your requests as quickly as possible. Please excuse in advance any delay that may occur.
The facility shutdown initially planned at the end of the month (March 30th) is postponed at an unknown date.