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Table 3 The performance of i-rDNA algorithm in six different simulated metagenomic scenarios.

From: i-rDNA: alignment-free algorithm for rapid in silico detection of ribosomal gene fragments from metagenomic sequence data sets

Source of the query sequence Percentage of 16S rDNA gene fragments correctly identified by i-rDNA algorithm
  Length of the query sequences
  800 bp 400 bp 250 bp 100 bp
New species 96.4 94.1 91.3 85.3
New genus 94.5 91.3 85.3 71.2
New family 93.5 90.2 84.1 70.6
New order 92.3 90.1 84.8 70.6
New class 91.0 90.0 83.8 70.0
New phylum 89.2 88.4 82.4 69.5