Welcome to the GUide to STatistical Analysis in Microbial Ecology (GUSTA ME)!

This guide contains descriptions of a range of analysis techniques used in microbial ecology. Before exploring our content consider whether:

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This resource is described in:

Buttigieg PL, Ramette A (2014) A Guide to Statistical Analysis in Microbial Ecology: a community-focused, living review of multivariate data analyses. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 90: 543–550.

Please cite this paper if you make use of the GUSTA ME website or the MASAME applications.

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