Table 3

The performance of i-rDNA algorithm in six different simulated metagenomic scenarios.

Source of the query sequence

Percentage of 16S rDNA gene fragments correctly identified by i-rDNA algorithm


Length of the query sequences


800 bp

400 bp

250 bp

100 bp


New species

96.4

94.1

91.3

85.3

New genus

94.5

91.3

85.3

71.2

New family

93.5

90.2

84.1

70.6

New order

92.3

90.1

84.8

70.6

New class

91.0

90.0

83.8

70.0

New phylum

89.2

88.4

82.4

69.5


Mohammed et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12(Suppl 3):S12   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-S3-S12

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