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Table 1 Types of classifications

From: CONSTAX: a tool for improved taxonomic resolution of environmental fungal ITS sequences

Present in the database? Taxon name given? Correct name given? Result Error Type
Yes Yes Yes Good assignment True positive
Yes Yes No Misclassification False positive
Yes No No Underclassification False negative
No Yes No Overclassification False negative
No No No Good assignment True negative