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Table 1 Tools used in viral identification benchmarking study

From: Simulation study and comparative evaluation of viral contiguous sequence identification tools

Tool Last updated Target Viral homology matching Compositional protein features Machine learning classification Programming skills required
VirSorter 2015 Virus Yes Yes No No
VirSorter2 2020 Virus Yes Yes Yes No
VirFinder 2017 Virus No No Yes Yes
DeepVirFinder 2020 Virus No No Yes Yes
Vibrant 2020 Virus Yes No Yes Yes
MetaPhinder 2016 Phage Yes No No Yes
Earth Virome 2020 Virus Yes No No Yes
Phybrid 2020 Phage No Yes Yes Yes
Kraken2+VirKraken 2020 Virus Yes No No Yes