Taxa Barplots - Brackets

Hi,

Many thanks for all of your help!! I have a quick question: when I export my taxa after using the taxa barplot script, sometimes the names of species/orders/genera etc. are in brackets. What do the brackets mean?

Thank you!

Samantha

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Hi @slh277! Those brackets aren’t coming from anything QIIME 2 is doing, but rather they are being passed into QIIME 2 from the reference database being used for taxonomic classification. I suspect the meaning of symbols like that vary from reference database to reference database, so I would suggest checking their, first. Hope that helps! :t_rex:

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I know I’m late, but the brackets in Greengenes are contested names.

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