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Table 3 Comparison of the simulated taxonomic profile of an artificial metagenome and the predicted profiles from metaBEETL, CARMA3, MEGAN and Genometa.

From: metaBEETL: high-throughput analysis of heterogeneous microbial populations from shotgun DNA sequences

Taxonomic Level metaBEETL CARMA3 MEGAN Genometa
Superkingdom 1 1 1 -
Phylum 7.47 22.44 22.89 -
Class 7.48 25.70 23.84 -
Order 9.45 24.26 24.23 -
Family 9.39 22.15 19.60 -
Genus 10.85 26.22 21.56 38.82
Species 10.59 19.02 22.44 38.16
  1. We compared profiles using the Euclidean distance to the simulated profile. Results from Genometa were only available at level genus and species.