The CQLS Bioinformatics staff can assist in the development of whole shotgun sequencing efforts for ecosystem-level inquiries, environmental clone libraries for functional studies, amplicon variant detection for population analysis and single reference gene-based analysis for community ecology.  Our team has experience in specialized metagenomic tools for assembly (MetaVelvet, Meta-IDBA), annotation (Glimmer-MG, FragGeneScan) and taxon assignment (Metawatt, MetaBin, TANGO) to increase the information recovery from metagenomic environmental samples.