ganon is designed to index large sets of genomic reference sequences and to classify reads against them efficiently. The tool uses Interleaved Bloom Filters as indices based on k-mers/minimizers. It was mainly developed, but not limited, to the metagenomics classification problem: quickly assign sequence fragments to their closest reference among thousands of references. After classification, taxonomic abundance is estimated and reported.
Taxpasta expects a tab-separated file with nine columns. This is generated with the
ganon report command. Taxpasta will interpret the columns as: