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Evaluation and correction of batch effects in microbiome data-sets

Bioconductor version: Development (3.20)

The Microbiome Batch Effect Correction Suite (MBECS) provides a set of functions to evaluate and mitigate unwated noise due to processing in batches. To that end it incorporates a host of batch correcting algorithms (BECA) from various packages. In addition it offers a correction and reporting pipeline that provides a preliminary look at the characteristics of a data-set before and after correcting for batch effects.

Author: Michael Olbrich [aut, cre]

Maintainer: Michael Olbrich <M.Olbrich at>

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biocViews BatchEffect, Microbiome, Normalization, QualityControl, ReportWriting, Software, Visualization
Version 1.9.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.15 (R-4.2) (2 years)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.1)
Imports methods, magrittr, phyloseq, limma, lme4, lmerTest, pheatmap, rmarkdown, cluster, dplyr, ggplot2, gridExtra, ruv, sva, tibble, tidyr, vegan, stats, utils, Matrix
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