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Table 1 Variables recovered in MG-RAST

From: Core of the saliva microbiome: an analysis of the MG-RAST data

Variable Description MG-RAST name
Failed Low quality sequences QC failed
Unknown Unrecognized sequence in public databases QC unknown
Predicted Sequence with inferred taxonomy QC predicted
Alpha Alpha diversity by Shannon index ALPHA
Rarefaction Max value of rarefaction curve RAREFACTION
Type Sequencing approaches Sequence type
Taxonomy Taxonomy at genus level Taxonomy
  1. The variables Failed, Unknown, Predicted, Alpha, and Rarefaction were used in the descriptive and correlation analyses. Type represents the sequencing approaches (Amplicon sequencing and Shotgun metagenomics). The Taxonomy variable contains the genera found in the samples that were used in the Principal Components Analysis