Chimera Checks

In the past, I’ve always just use the bellerophon server to run my chimera check. It worked well because it identifies putative chimera and lists them for you. In mothur, if I use chimera.bellerophon, it gives information for each sequence tested. Can somebody try to explain what the score means and how to identify chimera based on the score. In a nutshell, I’m curious as to what score constitutes a potential chimera.

Jason Koch