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MICA

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 by David Danko

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MICA (Metagenomic Inquiry Compressive Acceleration) is a tool to quickly and accurately align large numbers shotgun reads to large protein databases. MICA is based on compressive acceleration algorithms which take advantage of redundancy in biological datasets.

MICA is ~5,000x faster than BlastX and ~5x faster tham Diamond. MICA achieves 90% accuracy compared to BlastX and has identical accuracy to Diamond.

MICA works as a drop in replacement for BlastX, BlastP, and Diamond.

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