Table 1

Comparison of EMIRGE with de novo assembly

Method

Community

Number of expected SSUs

Number of SSU sequences or fragments

Number classified at genus levela

N50

Weighted UniFrac distance


EMIRGE

Simulated simple

10

11

10 (90%)

1,537

0.03

Assembly fragments

Simulated simple

10

78

39 (50%)

383

0.32

EMIRGE

Simulated complex

52b

23

20 (87%)

1,488

0.04

Assembly fragments

Simulated complex

52b

320

212 (66%)

122

0.26

EMIRGE

Natural

Unknown

11

9 (82%)

1,484

NA

Assembly fragments

Natural

Unknown

137

85 (62%)

182

0.32c


aRDP classifier with bootstrap cutoff > 50%; eukaryotes not classified. bWith abundance > 0.5%. cDistance to EMIRGE-defined community. NA, Not Applicable: true community structure is unknown

Miller et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R44   doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-r44

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