get.communitytype - defining enterotypes

Hello,

I am using dirichlet multinomial mixture models (using get.communitytype command) and have found that my samples split into three enterotypes using this method.

I would now like to establish which OTU(s) are most responsible for this separation. Would it be sensible to use indicator.species within mothur to do this, or would another method be more suitable?

Many thanks in advance,

Jo

If you look at the dmm.mix.summary file this lists the OTUs in order of importance for splitting your community types.

Pat

Many thanks for this, Pat!

Jo