I’m wondering how, if at all, people clean up taxonomic annotation from databases before publication? If not, why not? If you do, what do you clean and how?
As a more concrete example, if I decided to develop a Greengenes or Silva-like label for Batman characters because I am a nerd, how would you clean up these taxa?
k__DCU; p__Superhero; c__Gotham; o__Batfamily; f__Batman; g__; s__ k__DCU; p__Superhero; c__Gotham; o__[Batfamily]; f__Red_Hood; g__Todd; s__Jason
D_0__DCU;D_1__Superhero;D_2__Gotham;D_3__Batfamily;D_4__Batman;D_5__ambigious_taxa; D_6__ambigious_taxa D_0__DCU;D_1__Superhero;D_2__Gotham;D_3__Batfamily;D_4__Batman;D_5__Wayne; D_6__uncultured_superhero
Are there ways you’d like to be able to do taxonomic cleaning?