SSU abundance estimates are accurate. For the nine most abundant reconstructed sequences in the simulated simple community, the final prior probability estimated by EMIRGE is plotted against the expected SSU abundances from the associated community members. The algorithm recovers the expected abundances excellently (Pearson ρ = 0.998, P-value = 8.5e-10).
Miller et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R44 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-r44