Error importing SILVA_138_SSURef_tax_silva.fasta.gz database into QIIME 2

Hi @Nde,

I just wanted to add @buzic's great comments. Fortunately you do not need to do any of this yourself...

You can also install the RESCRIPt plugin to download and curate the SILVA database to suite your needs, as outlined in this tutorial.

Note, if you are running the latest version of qiime (qiime2-amplicon-2023.9 ), you can follow these install instructions.