pattern/vector/profile across different samples can be viewed as the
third - besides composition(k-mer spectrum)based and similarity-based
The first several papers related to this:
2012- Itai Sharon, Time series community genomics analysis reveals
rapid shifts in bacterial species, strains, and phage during infant
On time series samples.
2013 - Fredrik H. Karlsson Gut metagenome in European women with
normal, impaired and diabetic glucose control
On multiple samples
2013- Mads Albertsen Genome sequences of rare, uncultured bacteria
obtained by differential coverage binning of multiple metagenomes
On two metagenomes generated from same sample
Above three papers didn't cite any other. Looks like they developed
the method separately.
2014 CONCOCT binning metagenomic contigs by coverage and composition
You must be aware of this paper. Sharon and Albertsen papers are cited.
2014 MetaHIT Consortium Identification and assembly of genomes and
genetic elements in complex metagenomic samples without using
Albertsen paper was cited.
2014 GroopM: an automated tool for the recovery of population genomes
from related metagenomes
Newest paper on this - Published September 30, 2014
Seemingly these three 2014 papers were also developed separately.