Question: ANIb versus ANIm
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2.5 years ago by
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njs53120 wrote:


I'm conducting a research to explore bacterial diversity using R. leguminorarum population as a model. I'm using Average nucleotide identity (ANI) analysis to delineate the species in this population. I'm not too sure whether to use ANIb or ANIm so I have chosen ANIb which is the default option. I've read that ANIm is used to decrease the running time . Besides that, is there a significant difference between the two parameters  and  is my result going to be less accurate if I use ANIb instead of ANIm ?

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cts1.4k wrote:

check out this paper for a comparison of the two methods as well as a third way of performing these calculations using tetranucleotide frequencies.

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