In a nutshell

Oligotyping is a computational method that helps microbial ecologists to investigate concealed diversity within their operational taxonomic units at an extremely precise level by utilizing very subtle variations among 16S Ribosomal RNA gene sequences. A key article to quickly understand its ecological implications is here.

For mothur users (courtesy of Michelle Berry): mothur2oligo

For QIIME users (courtesy of James Meadow): qiime2oligo

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