Contents
 Proprietary Notice
 Credits
1 The human microbiome
 1.1 About microbiome and their relevance
 1.2 Scope of microbiome studies
2 The sequencing process
 2.1 Before the sequencing process
 2.2 The sequencing process
3 Analysis
4 SnoWMAn
 4.1 What is Snowman?
5 Introduction of analysis options/methods
 5.1 Pipelines
 5.2 Clustering based pipelines
 5.3 Comparative classification based pipelines
 5.4 Preprocessing and sample splitting
6 Statistcal analysis and visualization
 6.1 α-Diversity
 6.2 β-Diversity
 6.3 γ-Diversity
 6.4 Principal Component Analysis
7 How to use SnoWMAn?
 7.1 General functionality and User Interface
 7.2 Workflow
 7.3 File formats and requirements
 7.4 Analysis results
 7.5 Illustrations
8 Appendix
 8.1 Description of tools used in SnoWMAn pipelines
Bibliography