TABLE 1

Description of studies used in analysis

Data setQIIME identityReferenceGeneRegionNo. of readsNo. of samplesRead lengthPlatform
Simulated
    sim_even2416SV4107,6001150ART
    sim_staggered2416SV4107,0251150ART
Mock
    Bokulich_216852516SV46,938,8364189–251MiSeq
    Bokulich_316862516SV43,594,2374114–151MiSeq
    Bokulich_616882516SV4250,9031114–150MiSeq
    mock_nematodes2618SV49,061154–305GS FLX
Genuine
    canadian_soil6322716SV42,966,0531376–100HiSeq
    body_sites4492816SV2886,630602117–351GS FLX
    global_soil21072918SV99,252,76457119–151HiSeq