OTUshuff is a set of tools written in Perl to identify and correct for the presence of pseudo-diversity in contrasts between microbial communities. The variably weighted Odum dissimilarity (DwOdum) allows for down-weighting the influence of either abundant or rare taxa in calculating a measure of similarity between two communities. We show that down-weighting the influence of rare taxa can be used to minimize pseudo b-diversity arising from incomplete sampling. Down-weighting the influence of abundant taxa can increase the sensitivity of hypothesis testing. OTUshuff is an associated test for identifying the presence of pseudo-diversity in pairwise community contrasts.
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United States Department of Agriculture
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Manter, Daniel K.
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005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
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005:18 - Agricultural Research Service