I need absolute read counts of taxa


I am running 16s analysis using qiime2 and need to find out absolute readcounts of taxa in my samples.

I can get relative abundance (% abundance) by qiime taxa barplot flag but I need absolute read counts. Is is possible?


Welcome to the forum!

Option 1 will be to collapse your table to desired taxonomy level.

Option 2 is to download a CSV file from taxonomy barplot at desired taxonomy level. In that file absolute counts are given.