VITCOMIC2 Comparison is a comparison tool to compare VITCOMIC2 results between samples.

We are newly developed the VITCOMIC2-based phylogenetic composition comparison tool: Latent Environment Allocation, published in PLoS Comp. Bio. Higashi K. et al. 2018. This tool is especially useful to compare multiple samples' VITCOMIC2 results, and also compare with public database's result (we use's amplicon sequencing data).

We recommend users to use LEA for the comparison of VITCOMIC2 results. Below web application is still useful when users want to calculate beta diversity between samples from VITCOMIC2 results (i.e., the Jaccard index and the Yue and Clayton theta index).

Try VITCOMIC2 Comparison

Zip file contains at least two *.cluster.gz files:
ID: (use [A-Za-z0-9-_])

How to use

1. Input data
A zip file contains at least two *.cluster.gz files is acceptable for the input data in the VITCOMIC2 Comparison. *.cluster.gz is generated by VITCOMIC2.Sample zip file.
2. ID
ID is a identifier of your upload file. Please input any alfabet and number such as "Comparison1".
3. Email
Please input your Email address. This Email address is very important because the URL of your VITCOMIC2 Comparison result is send by the Email after calculation (usually less than several minutes).


Mori H, Maruyama T, Yano M, Yamada T, Kurokawa K, VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing. BMC Systems Biology. 12 (Suppl 2):30.
Journal web site.