mothur full form

How was the name ‘mothur’ coined or constructed? Is there a full form?
The original paper did not indicate anything about the name ‘mothur’.
Your comments will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.


It doesn’t stand for anything. The forerunners to mothur were DOTUR ( and SONS ( The original goal for mothur was to merge the functions of these two programs into one so that people could use it with 454 data.