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Table 1 Comparison of sensitivity and precision.

From: Accurate and fast estimation of taxonomic profiles from metagenomic shotgun sequences

Sequence length Parameter Taxonomic rank MetaPhyler (%) PhymmBL (%) MEGAN (%) WebCARMA (%)
60 bp Sensitivity Genus 33.45 18.18 15.49 22.66
   Family 54.22 38.75 24.52 25.10
   Order 59.59 49.36 31.74 28.22
   Class 70.72 62.86 50.78 32.12
   Phylum 75.30 68.88 64.19 34.65
  Precision Genus 96.38 94.42 90.72 35.22
   Family 97.45 97.66 97.18 45.71
   Order 97.39 97.65 98.10 52.51
   Class 98.27 98.15 99.11 66.15
   Phylum 98.83 99.06 99.56 72.90
300 bp Sensitivity Genus 52.39 42.97 20.89 45.96
   Family 70.17 58.81 34.27 52.49
   Order 78.09 66.72 45.24 58.56
   Class 84.52 75.42 61.06 62.70
   Phylum 91.18 76.78 81.36 66.49
  Precision Genus 97.90 96.16 96.09 77.63
   Family 99.14 99.07 99.19 88.69
   Order 99.15 99.15 99.21 92.67
   Class 99.34 99.34 99.57 95.43
   Phylum 99.64 99.64 99.80 96.58