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Table 1 Taxonomic classification accuracy [proportion of correctly assigned sequences (%)] for MetAnnotate’s best hit and phylogenetic classification approach

From: MetAnnotate: function-specific taxonomic profiling and comparison of metagenomes

Annotation method Species Genus Phylum
Taxonomic markers    
Best hit 61.8 87.4 94.5
Phylogenetic 60.0 87.6 97.3
Function markers    
Best hit 47.4 78.7 83.3
Phylogenetic 46.2 80.8 90.1