Microbiome Sequencing Depth Calculator

This calculator helps you figure out how many sequencing reads you need to detect your organisms of interest.

To get started, what is the relative abundance of the least abundant organism you’d like to detect?

Assuming an approximate bacterial genome size of
and an average sequencing depth of
across the genome.
In order to detect an organism that makes up at least 0.01% of the community, you’ll need to achieve a sequencing depth of at least...

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