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Table 2 The effect of length and similarity to database on taxonomic classification accuracy (genus-level) using best hit and phylogenetic classification. Numbers indicate proportion of correctly assigned sequences (%)

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

  Best hit Phylogenetic
Length (nuceloteides)   
100 72.3 58.1
300 81.3 81.2
500 82.7 81.3
Sequence Identity to reference (%)   
40–60 77.6 82.8
60–80 85.2 83.4
80–100 92.4 89.6