How to find differences between the communities?

I have got a question. Could you please suggest any method to quantify the extent of differences between the communities.

Can UniFrac test tell us whether the different community compositions are likely drawn from the same distribution of genera?
OR alpha or beta diversity analysis can help in this order?

Hi @manojndsu,
That’s a very very big question! It all depends on how you want to compare these communities, the types of differences you want to test.

I recommend getting started with the QIIME 2 overview tutorial to get an overview of a variety of different tests that can be used to answer this question.

Good luck!

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