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Table 1 Comparison of the best BLAST hit method and BranchClust algorithm.

From: BranchClust: a phylogenetic algorithm for selecting gene families

Number of taxa – A: Archaea B: Bacteria Number of selected families:
  Reciprocal best BLAST hit BranchClust
2A2B 80 414 (all complete)
13B 236 2066 (369 complete, 1690 with n ≥ 8)
14A 125 1431 (300 complete, 1131 with n ≥ 8)
14B 16A 12 195 (80 complete, 195 with n ≥ 24)