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Table 5 Results for the CARMA 454 simulated metagenomic data set (25,000 sequences, 265 bp)

From: A comparative evaluation of sequence classification programs

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