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Fig. 1 | BMC Genomics

Fig. 1

From: Estimating the total genome length of a metagenomic sample using k-mers

Fig. 1

Overview of the proposed method. a An illustration of understanding DNA sequence as a collection of k-mers. In this simple case, sequence length L=12, k=6 for the k-mer counting, TKC= Lk+1=7, DKC=5, KRI=TKC/DKC=1.2. b Relationships between metagenome, metagenomic sample and the set of distinct genomes in the metagenome. c Workflow of the proposed method

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