Table 5

Results for the CARMA 454 simulated metagenomic data set (25,000 sequences, 265 bp)
actual CARMA MEGAN MetaPhyler MG-RAST
percentage of sequence classified 68.7 90.5 0.5 80.2
Proteobacteria 73.0 73.2 73.0 69.2 73.2
Firmicutes 12.9 13.2 12.8 17.3 12.9
Cyanobacteria 7.8 7.3 7.8 6.8 7.6
Actinobacteria 5.2 5.0 5.3 2.3 5.4
Chlamydiae 1.0 1.2 1.1 4.5 0.9
percentage of sequence misclassified 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1
correlation coefficient ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0

The actual distribution of sequences compared to the distribution inferred by the alignment-based programs.

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Bazinet and Cummings BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:92   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-92

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