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Table 1 Level of correlation between taxa at different taxonomic rank and the metabolites

From: Taxonomic classification for microbiome analysis, which correlates well with the metabolite milieu of the gut

  Taxonomic rank
Phylum Class Order Family Genus Speciesc
Number of metabolitesa 10 (4.9%) 21 (10.2%) 22 (10.7%) 51 (24.9%) 44 (21.5%) 121 (59.0%)
Number of taxab 4/9 (44.4%) 6/15 (40.0%) 8/22 (36.4%) 16/40 (40.0%) 19/59 (32.2%) 2889/21,966 (13.2%)
  1. aNo. of metabolites which correlate to the any of taxa (r > 0.7)
  2. bNo. of taxa which correate to the any of metabolites (r > 0.7) / No. of taxa observed
  3. cSpecies level classification of OTUs