TABLE 1

The eHOMD outperforms comparable databases for species-level taxonomic assignment to 16S rRNA reads from nostril samples (SKn data set)

DatabaseNo. of reads identifieda% reads identifieda
HOMDv14.522,27450.2
eHOMDv15.142,19795.1
SILVA12840,59791.5
RDP1638,81587.5
NCBI 16S38,33786.4
Greengenes GOLD31,19570.3
  • a Reads identified via blastn search at 98.5% identity and 98% coverage.