Download Seeker package

Seeker is a python library for discriminating between bacterial and phage genomes. It is available for download from github:

Note: Seeker relies on tensorflow, which is not yet supported in python 3.8. Therefore, to use Seeker you need to use Python 3.6 or 3.7.
Creating different Python environments is easy using conda (

[1]Noam Auslander*, Ayal B. Gussow1*#, Sean Benler, Yuri I. Wolf, Eugene V. Koonin# Seeker: Alignment-free identification of bacteriophage genomes by deep learning
Nucleic Acids Research 2020. (*) These authors contributed equally, (#) Corresponding authors

Seeker requires python3, and has been tested with python3.6 and python3.7.
Seeker can be installed using pip. From a terminal, run:
>> pip install seeker
This will install Seeker and all of its dependencies.

Installation using Conda
Conda provides an easy method to install Seeker. First, install conda or miniconda (
Then run the following commands to install seeker:
>> conda create --name seeker python=3.7 numpy=1.18 tensorflow=2.0.0 pip
>> conda activate seeker
>> pip install seeker
Note: If you rely on conda, any time you want to use Seeker's libraries or commands you have to first run:
>> conda activate seeker

A detailed description of the package is available in the Seeker Github page:

If you run into any issues or have any questions, feel free to open an issue on Github or email us
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