If v3v4 is annotated according to GG database, is there a fixed range of OTU table rows

Hi,Is there a fixed range of OTU table rows obtained by species annotation in GG database? A thousand samples run 120000 lines, and a hundred samples run 10000 lines.The same bacteria in OTU can find 850 lines. Is this normal?Thank you very much for your reply!

Hi @zhangyun,

No. It depends on the number of query sequences that you have

Probably because you have different numbers of query sequences associated with those different samples.

Multiple query sequences can be classified to the same taxonomic lineage, and this commonly occurs. Just because OTUs represent unique sequence clusters does not imply that these map to unique taxonomic lineages.

Good luck!

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