I wonder if we can classify the 16s rRNA data up to species level. I was going through the EzBioCloud 16S database and there was suggestions that we can classify 16S ngs data up to species level. They have curated formats are compatible with QIIME and MOTHUR pipelines.
I tried my sequences with their database, the results up to genus level is more or less similar to Silva, but it further classifies sequences to several species. I have doubt on validity of the results, whether we can present data of species level classification based on only 460 bp of 16S?