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Table 2 Most important classifying taxa for distinguishing early from late timepoints using Random Forest model

From: Microbial succession from a subsequent secondary death event following mass mortality

Most Important Classifying Taxa Mean Decrease Gini % of T0/T3 % of T4Day
Viridibacillus 9.10 6.9 0.003
Sporosarcina 8.27 0.05 30.2
Peptoniphilus 4.59 0.58 28.6
Ignatzschineria 4.50 0.03 4.8
Bacillus 2.13 4.4 0.24
Staphylococcus 1.86 5.6 0.0
Streptococcus 1.83 7.4 0.07
Acinetobacter 0.78 5.8 0.02
Tepidibacter 0.12 5.7 0.25
Clostridium 0.07 9.2 10.5