Could we get the Chen version of the generalized unifrac into mother? I think it’s the most up to date.
It’s described in Chen et al. Associating microbiome composition with environmental
covariates using generalized UniFrac distances. 2012. Bioinformatics. (28) 16. pages 2106â€“2113
We’ll add it to the docket of future features.
Hi Patrick, looks like it’s been a while since you replied to this request. I was wondering whether a generalized UniFrac calculator is still on your to-do list. Thanks!
Admittedly, it’s probably very far off. We have found that building trees from large datasets is next to impossible. Further, we have yet to find a case where OTU-based methods give different results from phylogenetic methods.