decontam: Identify Contaminants in Marker-gene and Metagenomics Sequencing Data

Simple statistical identification of contaminating sequence features in marker-gene or metagenomics data. Works on any kind of feature derived from environmental sequencing data (e.g. ASVs, OTUs, taxonomic groups, MAGs,...). Requires DNA quantitation data or sequenced negative control samples.

Package details

AuthorBenjamin Callahan <>, Nicole Marie Davis
Bioconductor views Classification ImmunoOncology Metagenomics Microbiome Sequencing
MaintainerBenjamin Callahan <>
Package repositoryView on Bioconductor
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
if (!requireNamespace("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


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decontam documentation built on Nov. 8, 2020, 10:58 p.m.