Software / mapseq


MAPseq is a set of fast and accurate sequence read classification tools designed to assign taxonomy and OTU classifications to ribosomal RNA sequences. This is done by using a reference set of full-length ribosomal RNA sequences for which taxonomies are known, and for which a set of high quality OTU clusters has been previously generated. For each read, the best guess and correspoding confidence in the assignment is shown at each taxonomic and OTU level.


MAPseq v1.2.2 (30 Oct 2017)

[source] Linux/MacOSX available on github

[linux binary] [macosx binary]

[user manual]

Bugs, comments, suggestions: [send us an email]


Matias Rodrigues JF, Schmidt TSB, Tackmann J, and von Mering C (2017) MAPseq: highly efficient k-mer search with confidence estimates, for rRNA sequence analysis. Bioinformatics.


The MAPseq code is available under the GPL v3 license. The eutils supporting library included in the distribution is available under a separate license. Commercial use of the unmodified and the binary version is allowed. Please read the COPYING file included in the package for further details.

Supplementary data

MAPseq supplementary data