Leif Microbiome Analyzer

The Leif Microbiome Analyzer is a set of bioinformatics tools designed to identify microbes in clinical samples without the use of consensus primers. Performing high-throughput sequencing without consensus primers results in an unbiased survey of the DNA in a sample. Such a survey is capable of identifying microorganisms from entire tree of life (Lipkin 2010). The steps involved in running Leif are illustrated below. Details about Leif are available here.