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Table 1 Percentage sensitivity and precision in simulated datasets

From: Consistency of metagenomic assignment programs in simulated and real data

  Sensitivity Precision
  Phymm Bayesian BLAST + LCA Combined Phymm Bayesian BLAST + LCA Combined
Domain         
All genomes 79.45 98.41 98.97 99.16 79.46 98.41 98.97 99.90
All genomes (dominant) 87.36 100 100 100 87.36 100 100 100
Bact genomes 73.05 87.98 96.31 91.28 73.05 87.98 96.32 92.80
Bact genomes (dominant) 74.08 100 100 100 74.08 100 100 100
Synthetic 89.46 99.99 97.99 99.99 89.46 100 100 100
Phylum         
All genomes 22.37 39.65 47.60 41.18 39.65 78.99 93.76 95.46
All genomes (dominant) 19.20 31.16 31.16 31.16 85.31 100 100 100
Bact genomes 44.67 64.59 92.83 75.11 53.75 68.03 92.84 94.66
Bact genomes (dominant) 25.22 49.81 100 53.40 34.04 49.81 100 84.10
Synthetic 23.13 40.12 49.73 40.31 23.13 40.12 66.87 40.31
Class         
All genomes 21.45 39.30 47.51 40.46 30.40 78.31 93.58 94.91
All genomes (dominant) 15.12 31.16 31.16 31.16 68.66 100 100 100
Bact genomes 34.24 60.43 95.22 71.72 42.65 63.65 95.23 94.79
Bact genomes (dominant) 25.22 25.82 100 43.78 34.04 25.82 100 91.41
Synthetic 5.03 30.56 45.69 30.56 5.03 30.56 61.43 30.56
Order         
All genomes 26.55 38.23 47.60 40.45 39.40 78.32 93.58 94.91
All genomes (dominant) 15.12 31.16 31.16 31.16 67.41 31.16 31.16 31.16
Bact genomes 22.24 56.07 95.22 71.72 42.64 63.64 95.22 94.79
Bact genomes (dominant) 0 41.40 100 41.40 0 41.40 100 78.45
Synthetic 4.7 30.56 45.69 30.56 4.7 30.56 61.43 30.56
Family         
All genomes 25.31 38.15 47.60 39.37 32.86 39.15 48.84 45.67
All genomes (dominant) 15.12 31.16 31.16 31.16 51.82 31.16 31.16 31.16
Bact genomes 20.18 50.89 95.22 66.06 26.69 56.87 95.22 92.83
Bact genomes (dominant) 0 41.40 100 41.40 0 41.40 100 78.45
Synthetic 0 30.56 45.69 30.56 0 30.56 61.43 30.56
Genus         
All genomes 25.30 37.97 47.60 39.17 32.37 38.95 48.84 45.56
All genomes (dominant) 15.12 31.16 31.16 31.16 50.41 31.16 31.16 31.16
Bact genomes 15.56 45.56 95.22 54.23 17.44 46.18 95.23 91.36
Bact genomes (dominant) 0 8.22 100 8.22 0 8.22 100 41.97
Synthetic NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Species         
All genomes 17.94 36.44 24.46 23.03 17.94 36.44 24.46 32.89
All genomes (dominant) 0 31.16 10.86 10.86 0 31.16 10.86 13.62
Bact genomes 13.12 39.75 73.71 32.96 13.12 39.75 73.72 92.45
Bact genomes (dominant) 0 8.22 100 8.22 0 8.22 100 90.18
Synthetic NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  1. NA, not applicable. In the case of the Synthetic set, genus and species levels are not applicable since the “evolved” genomes were based on these or higher levels. The features of each dataset is explained in Methods and their descriptive and diversity parameters in Additional file 1: Table S1.