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Identifying microbial guilds on the basis of ecological patterns

Ensemble quotient optimization (EQO) uses patterns of variation in species abundance and ecosystem functions across microbial communities to identify microbial guilds in a systematic, objective manner. EQO is robust in recovering functional groups in soil, ocean and animal-gut microbial communities.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of EQO.


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This is a summary of: Shan, X., Goyal, A., Gregor, R. & Cordero, O. X. Annotation-free discovery of functional groups in microbial communities. Nat. Ecol. Evol., (2023).

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Identifying microbial guilds on the basis of ecological patterns. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 651–652 (2023).

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