New tool maps microbial diversity with unprecedented details

The innovative tool SynTracker allows the analysis of structural genomic variations in microbial populations.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen developed the groundbreaking tool SynTracker. SynTracker expands traditional microbial analysis by considering genomic structural variation to complement existing SNP-based methods. This innovation reveals more precision and depths of microbial strain diversity and evolution. Published in Nature Biotechnology, SynTracker empowers scientists with species-specific analysis capabilities, allowing them to focus on genome synteny of microbial populations.

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