Kuczynski J, Stombaugh J, Walters WA, González A, Caporaso JG, Knight R
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
QIIME (canonically pronounced "chime") is a software application that performs microbial community analysis. It is an acronym for Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology, and has been used to analyze and interpret nucleic acid sequence data from fungal, viral, bacterial, and archaeal communities. The following protocols describe how to install QIIME on a single computer and use it to analyze microbial 16S sequence data from nine distinct microbial communities.