Relevance of Taxonomy Level as "Feature-level"


1)Could you please help me understand what does it mean as a Taxonomy Level as “Feature-level”? I didn’t find Feature -level in another softwares or analyses.

  1. When calculating abundnace, alpha-diversity, beta diversity how should I select which taxonomy-level to go for? Is it always phylum or genus or species?

Please help.

Feature level refers to the original features (OTU or ASV) in your uploaded data.

In addition to the original (feature level), you can analysis the data at higher taxonomical levels - which level(s) is most suitable depends on your data and study design. You should explore some common options before making the choice.

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