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VAMPS
The Visualization and Analysis
of Microbial Population Structures


This site uses taxonomic assignment for visualization (use OTUs instead).

VAMPS is an integrated collection of tools for researchers to visualize and analyze data for microbial population structures and distributions. For more information on the VAMPS project, visit our VAMPS Overview page.

There are two essential elements to VAMPS:

  • Visualization and Analysis - Community Visualization including heat maps and comparative pie charts, as well as diversity estimates, rarefaction curves and spreadsheet-style output provide researchers with analytical tools for assessing individual microbial populations, based on either taxonomic assignments or independently-derived operational taxonomic units (OTUs).

  • Data Ramp - Researchers who want to use the VAMPS tools with their own data can enter their sequence or taxonomy data to the VAMPS website and merge it with the existing shared datasets for individual or comparative analyses. Researchers will be given a user name and password, and their data will be visible only to registered users of their choice.

Please see our Updates page for recent changes.


If you use VAMPS in a publication, please cite:
Huse SM, Mark Welch DB, Voorhis A, Shipunova A, Morrison HG, et al. (2014) VAMPS: a website for visualization and analysis of microbial population structures. BMC Bioinformatics 15: 41.