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CLC Microbial
Genomics Module

CLC Microbial Genomics Module empowers microbiologists to take full advantage of whole genome or metagenomic data. Uncover and compare the taxonomic and functional composition of microbial communities, or use the pathogen typing functionality to confirm the identity and characteristics of pathogens. Investigators can study outbreak trees in the context of epidemiological sample information, where pathogen information, data, and results can all be managed from one convenient Outbreak Dashboard.

CLC Microbial Genomics Module is included in the Microbial Genomics Pro Suite


System requirements

For the general requirements, please refer to the relevant CLC Workbench system requirements.

Special requirements for the Taxonomic Profiler
Running the Taxonomic Profiler with a 14 GB database requires a minimum 16 GB RAM, and running with a 56 GB database requires a minimum of 64 GB RAM. When creating your reference database with the Create Microbial Reference Database tool, you will get a warning about the memory requirements needed for running the Taxonomic Profiler with this database.

Special requirements for De Novo Assemble Metagenome It is recommended to have at least 16 GB RAM when running the De Novo Assemble Metagenome.

Special requirements for the PCoA 3D Viewer

      • A graphics card capable of supporting OpenGL 2.0.
      • Updated graphics drivers. Please make sure the latest driver for the graphics card is installed
      • Indirect rendering (such as x11 forwarding through ssh), remote desktop connection/VNC, and running in virtual machines is not supported.
      • Recommended: A discrete graphics card from either Nvidia or AMD/ATI. Modern integrated graphics cards (such as the Intel HD Graphics series) may also be used, but these are usually slower than the discrete cards.

Special requirements for third party tools

Tools using DIAMOND and ShortBRED require CPU with an AVX instruction set.

Latest improvements

We frequently release updates and improvements such as new functionalities, bug fixes or plugins. To get a complete overview, please read the latest improvements.