The robustness to noise of RMT-based MEN construction. Ineasing levels of Gaussian noise were added to the pyrosequencing datasets under experimental warming. The mean of noise was zero and standard deviation (σnoise) was set to 5, 10, 20, 30 to 100 % of the average of relative abundance of whole dataset. The thresholds (St) of all permutated datasets were set to 0.76 that was consistent with original dataset.
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