Why are my results different after prepending higher taxonomic names (stacked bar/area plots)?

Prepending higher taxonomic names to the current taxa names can change results if many of your features are unassigned at the current taxonomic resolution. This is because MicrobiomeAnalyst aggregates all unassigned features into one when plotting the graphs. By prepending a higher taxonomic name, this will distinguish the unassigned features into different features (i.e. NAs will become A_NA, B_NA, C_NA … ).