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Table 4 Results for the MetaPhyler simulated metagenomic data set (73,086 sequences, 300 bp)

From: A comparative evaluation of sequence classification programs

  actual CARMA MEGAN MetaPhyler MG-RAST
percentage of sequence classified   93.6 88.2 80.9 29.8
Proteobacteria 47.0 47.6 44.5 48.3 46.7
Firmicutes 21.9 22.2 24.0 21.8 23.1
Actinobacteria 9.7 8.7 8.8 9.1 9.3
Bacteroidetes 4.8 4.5 4.8 4.3 4.4
Cyanobacteria 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7
Tenericutes 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.3
Spirochaetes 1.9 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.2
Chlamydiae 1.3 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.8
Thermotogae 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2
Chlorobi 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.4
percentage of sequence misclassified   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
correlation coefficient   ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0 ≈ 1.0
  1. The actual distribution of sequences compared to the distribution inferred by the alignment-based programs.