I wanted to address a bug in q2-micom (https://github.com/micom-dev/q2-micom/issues/1) but stumbled over difficulties predicting the taxonomic ranks in general
FeatureTable[Taxonomy] artifacts. Depending on the classifier and the data set this may contain somewhere between 1 and 14 ranks (with the SILVA classifier) and I need to extract the family and genus from those. Most data sets have 6 or 7 (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus[, species]) and it is pretty straightforward in that case. Does the artifact carry information about the interpretation of the identified ranks? For instance something like D_0 = kingdom for the SILVA classifier?