# Introduction¶

The aim of this library [1] is to provide a series of useful modules and packages to make it easier to build custom pipelines for metagenomics or any kind of bioinformatics analysis. It integrates other well known python libraries in bioinformatics, like HTSeq, pysam, numpy and scipy.

A tutorial pipeline is provided in the Documentation.

A discussion mailing list is available at mgkit-users.

## Citing¶

Rubino, F. and Creevey, C.J. 2014. MGkit: Metagenomic Framework For The Study Of Microbial Communities. . Available at: figshare [doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1269288].

a citation is also available using the mgkit.cite() function or using the –cite option on all scripts included. For example:

blast2gff --cite
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