TABLE 4.

Number of genus misclassifications for near-full-length sequences by phylum (the Bergey corpus)

PhylumaTotalbNo. (%) misclassifiedNo. (%) of taxonomic anomaliesc
Firmicutes1,295165 (12.7)80 (6.2)
Proteobacteria1,641154 (9.4)115 (7.0)
Actinobacteria1,22031 (2.5)23 (1.9)
Bacteroidetes19227 (14.1)20 (10.4)
Cyanobacteria146 (42.9)6 (42.9)
Fusobacteria334 (12.1)2 (6.1)
Aquificae122 (16.7)1 (8.3)
Spirochaetes502 (4.0)2 (4.0)
Chlorobi122 (16.7)1 (8.3)
Other phyla920 (0)0 (0)
Overall4,561393 (8.6)250 (5.5)
  • a Only phyla with at least one misclassification are listed.

  • b Number of test sequences excluding singletons at the genus level.

  • c Numbers of misclassified sequences with their nearest neighbors in a different genus, indicating that the genus is not monophyletic.