We found that using ESVs reduces the number of items in results by 60%, e.g. 60% of the OTUs are a result of noise as opposed to likely being real. That means there is a simpler output to work with and less guesswork on removing sequences that might be noise. ESVs also are able to distinguish sequences that are only 1 base different, which means higher accuracy.
Why are you switching from reporting OTUs to ESVs? Print
Created by: Joseph Craine
Modified on: Mon, 5 Aug, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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