ProPhyle is a metagenomic classifier based on BWT-index and phylogenetic trees, whose indexing strategy is based on the bottom-up propagation of genomes’ k-mers in the tree, assembling contigs at each node and matching using a standard full-text search. The analysis of shared k-mers between NGS reads and the genomes in the index determines which nodes are the best candidates for their classification.

To start using ProPhyle, visit the Tutorials or the Reference page.