KBase has a multitude of tools designed to analyze microbial communities and metagenomic reads data. They provide a way to understand the functional interactions between species in microbial communities. Annotated genomes extracted from metagenomic samples can be used for metabolic modeling, comparative phylogenomics, functional profiling, and more.
Genome Extraction from Shotgun Metagenome Sequence Data – this is a good way to understand an important metagenomic pipeline.
Using Metagenomes to Discover Novel Microbial Linages in KBase – demonstrates the application of bioinformatic tools for metagenome assembly and genome binning. This Narrative highlights the effective use of employing multiple genome binners and a bin optimization approach.
The PlantSEED Resource in KBase – shows the streamlined process of annotating plant genome sequences, automatically constructing metabolic models based on genome annotations, and using models to test annotations.