Accurate SSU sequences and abundance estimates are recovered by EMIRGE for a complex microbial community. Using reads from the complex simulated community, full-length SSU genes reconstructed by EMIRGE with estimated abundances of > 0.5% were aligned and placed in a phylogenetic tree with the expected community members. Estimated EMIRGE sequences and relative abundances (blue) correspond in most cases to expected sequences and expected abundances (red). Grey circles on branches indicate bootstrap values > 80.
Miller et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R44 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-r44