Results fromin silicocoverage analysis of the BactQuant assay using the stringent criterion against 1,849 genera and 34 phyla showing broad coverage. The number of covered genus for each phylum analyzed ( left) and the list of all uncovered genera ( right) are shown. On the circular 16 S rRNA gene-based maximum parsimony phylogeny ( left), each of the covered ( in black) and uncovered ( in red) phylum by the BactQuant assay is annotated with the genus-level numerical coverage in parenthesis below the phylum name. Each genus-level numerical coverage annotation consists of a numerator (i.e., the number of covered genus for the phylum), a denominator (i.e., the total number of genera eligible for sequence matching for the phylum), and a percentage calculated using the numerator and denominator values. Comparison with the published assay is presented for each phylum as notations of a single asterisk (*) for phylum not covered by the published assay and as a double asterisk (**) for phylum with <50% of its genera covered by the published qPCR assay. The phylum and genus taxonomic identifications of all genera not covered by the BactQuant assay are also presented ( right) (Unc = Unclassified).
Liu et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:56 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-56