mothur

Which label or taxlevel means genus level in mothur?

#1

Hi there,

I am following the MiSeq SOP for mothur and getting confused about how to get the Genus-level information.

  1. In the section Phylotypes, the paragraph states “1 through 6 listed; these correspond to Genus through Kingdom”, which means that label=1 shows Genus level.

  2. From the file *.tax.summary outputted from classify.otu, it seems that taxlevel = 6 indicates Genus level? (0 -> Root and 1 -> Bacteria)

If my understanding is correct, why here is using different numbers (1 and 6) to indicate the Genus level?

Many thanks,

Dapeng

#2

Sorry, that’s just the way it is. Clearly there should be far more genera than phyla, regardless of the number you pick.

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