IMP: a pipeline for reproducible metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses
We present IMP, an automated pipeline for reproducible integrated analyses of coupled metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data. IMP incorporates preprocessing, iterative co-assembly of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data, analyses of microbial community structure and function as well as genomic signature-based visualizations. Complementary use of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data improves assembly quality and enables the estimation of both population abundance and community activity while allowing the recovery and analysis of potentially important components, such as RNA viruses. IMP is containerized using Docker which ensures reproducibility. IMP is available at http://r3lab.uni.lu/web/imp/.