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