TABLE 1

Effect of community structure and ribosomal amplification on misclassifications

Ribosomal amplificationCommunity structureAvg % FP ± SDaAvg % FN ± SDa
LowLognormal σ110.7 ± 1.910.8 ± 1.9
LowLognormal σ210.7 ± 0.610.6 ± 0.6
LowEven10.7 ± 0.510.6 ± 0.4
MediumLognormal σ18.4 ± 1.88.1 ± 1.8
MediumLognormal σ28.1 ± 0.78.1 ± 0.6
MediumEven8.0 ± 0.58.0 ± 0.6
HighLognormal σ113.9 ± 1.514.1 ± 1.8
HighLognormal σ214.0 ± 0.613.9 ± 0.6
HighEven13.9 ± 0.514.0 ± 0.6
  • a Percentages of the 5,000 input populations in 100 independent runs per simulation are shown.