Mar/05 11:00 - Mar/05 12:00
Jozef Schell seminar room Technologiepark 927 B-9052 Gent

N2N seminar: Construction of operational taxonomic units from environmental sequences - Robustness and Reproducibility

The demarcation of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) from complex sequence data sets is a key step in contemporary studies of microbial ecology. However, as biologically motivated ‘optimal’ OTU-binning algorithms remain elusive, many conceptually distinct approaches continue to be used. We set out systematically to test which of the methods provides more robust OTU delineations, and to find out to what extent different methods are in agreement.


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