TABLE 1

Description of studies used in analysis

Data setQIIME identityReferenceGeneRegionNo. of readsNo. of samplesRead lengthPlatform
Simulated
    sim_even 24 16SV4107,6001150ART
    sim_staggered 24 16SV4107,0251150ART
Mock
    Bokulich_21685 25 16SV46,938,8364189–251MiSeq
    Bokulich_31686 25 16SV43,594,2374114–151MiSeq
    Bokulich_61688 25 16SV4250,9031114–150MiSeq
    mock_nematodes 26 18SV49,061154–305GS FLX
Genuine
    canadian_soil632 27 16SV42,966,0531376–100HiSeq
    body_sites449 28 16SV2886,630602117–351GS FLX
    global_soil2107 29 18SV99,252,76457119–151HiSeq