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Table 5 Estimates of time required for taxonomic binning of some real metagenomic data sets

From: INDUS - a composition-based approach for rapid and accurate taxonomic classification of metagenomic sequences

Metagenome Total number of sequences Sequence length range Approximate estimate of time (in minutes) need for binning Reference (s)
    INDUS TACOA SOrt-ITEMS MEGAN SPHINX  
Global Ocean Survey 7521215 ~800bp 10530 (~ 7 days) 129580 (~90 days) 319330 (~221 days) 287095 (199 days) 15901 (11 days) [1820]
Lean and obese mouse metagenome 1744283 ~100bp 1544 (~ 1 day) 8771 (6 days) 52097 (36 days) 48390 (33 days) 2093 (1.5 days) [21]
Malnourished child metagenome 1496170 ~250bp - 400bp 1795 (1.2 days) 17526 (12 days) 51297 (~36 days) 44885 (~31 days) 2308 (1.6 days) [22]
Acid Mine Drainage 180713 ~800bp 252 3113 7672 6898 382 [23]
  1. Approximate time (in minutes) estimated to be taken by INDUS, TACOA, SOrt-ITEMS, MEGAN and SPHINX for binning some of the real metagenomic data sets (on a desktop with an Intel Xeon-Quad core processor and 4 GB RAM)