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Table 1 Functional classification of 474,930,848 simulated (low substitution rate) sequencing reads by Kraken, Kraken 2 and MEM approaches (Kaiju and PRROMenade) using the full IFGP sequence database

From: Re-purposing software for functional characterization of the microbiome

Software Database format % Unclassified reads % Classified Reads % Classified reads assigned to the root % Classified reads assigned to correct GO term or related non-root LCF % Classified reads assigned to an incorrect GO term
Kraken DNA 14.80 85.20 14.20 84.10 1.70
Kraken 2 Amino Acid 6.09 93.91 13.71 86.29 1.12
MEM Amino Acid 14.86 85.14 14.61 84.71 0.68