TABLE 4.

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

PhylumaTotalbNo. (%) misclassifiedNo. (%) of taxonomic anomaliesc
Firmicutes 1,295165 (12.7)80 (6.2)
Proteobacteria 1,641154 (9.4)115 (7.0)
Actinobacteria 1,22031 (2.5)23 (1.9)
Bacteroidetes 19227 (14.1)20 (10.4)
Cyanobacteria 146 (42.9)6 (42.9)
Fusobacteria 334 (12.1)2 (6.1)
Aquificae 122 (16.7)1 (8.3)
Spirochaetes 502 (4.0)2 (4.0)
Chlorobi 122 (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.