Taxonomy assignment and rarefying


what should I do, if I want to assign taxonomy, but do not want to subsample (rarefy)?

Now, qiime taxa barplot requires rarefield table as input. Is there another a way to perform taxa barplot without rarefaction step?

Michal Lichvar

Hi @michal.lichvar,

That method does NOT require a rarefied table as input. On the contrary, I would discourage using a rarefied table for creating taxonomy barplots, unless if you explicitly want to see what taxa are present after rarefying.

Where did you get that idea from? Please point to a section of the documentation if it is giving this impression.


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I really don’t know now :slight_smile:

looks like a made mistake when implemeting Moving picture tutorial :frowning:

Thank you for quick answer.