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Table 5 Validation of Results: Assignments.

From: Flexible taxonomic assignment of ambiguous sequencing reads

metric length ∑ D i 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0
E(D i )
[16S]
100 0.125 2.3% 3.9% 4.5% 5.1% 5.0% 5.4% 5.7% 6.2% 7.0% 9.6% 45.0%
  150 0.080 3.5% 4.5% 4.9% 5.4% 4.9% 5.2% 5.2% 5.2% 5.2% 5.4% 50.0%
  200 0.070 4.3% 4.8% 5.1% 5.5% 4.8% 5.2% 5.1% 4.8% 4.4% 4.1% 51.4%
E(D i )
[V1-V2]
100 0.077 4.6% 5.2% 5.6% 5.9% 5.3% 5.5% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 5.0% 47.1%
  150 0.056 5.7% 6.0% 6.1% 6.3% 5.5% 5.7% 5.5% 4.7% 4.1% 3.4% 46.5%
  200 0.023 7.1% 7.3% 7.3% 7.4% 6.2% 6.2% 5.4% 4.5% 4.0% 3.0% 41.0%
  1. Percentage of reads assigned at the node selected for each value of q when maximizing E(D i ) in simulations using the full-length 16S rRNA sequence (top) and the V1-V2 hypervariable region (bottom) for reads of length 100, 150, and 200 bp. The column ∑ D i indicates the best sum of distances achieved.