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Kraken2 NCBI RefSeq Complete V205 database on AWS

benchmark bioinformatics metagenomics microbiome


Database for use with Kraken2 (taxonomic annotation of metagenomic sequencing reads) including all NCBI RefSeq genomes available in release V205

Update Frequency

This database is currently what was published in our 2023 paper comparing the performance of MetaPhlAn3 and Kraken2, but an updated database may be added in the future.


There are no restrictions on the use of this data.


Managed By

Robyn Wright

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    Kraken2 NCBI RefSeq Complete V205 database
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://kraken2-ncbi-refseq-complete-v205/
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