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Table 1 Types of reference-based analyses used in the study

From: Assessment of k-mer spectrum applicability for metagenomic dissimilarity analysis

Type of reference-based analysis Method Beta-diversity measure Designation
Taxonomic profiling Mapping to a reference catalog Bray-Curtis BC TAX (org), (genus)
  of 353 genomes of intestinal microbiota [31]   
   Whole-genome version of WG UniFrac
   weighted UniFrac  
  Quantitative profiling of unique Bray-Curtis BC MetaPhlAn
  clade-specific marker genes (MetaPhlAn) [48]   
Functional profiling Mapping to Metahit 3,9M catalog of genes [49] Bray-Curtis BC COG
  grouped by COGs