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Robust clustering evaluation, with HCLUST algorithm, in different datasets

From top to bottom: (1) Human gut microbiome (David2014 et al.,2014), (2) Chick gut (Ballou et al.,2016), (3) Vagina (Gajer et al.,2012), (4) Preterm infant gut (La Rosa et al.,2014).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26657v1/supp-1

Clusters in Chick Gut with different number of taxa, represented as Principal Coordinates graphs

Top row: default taxonomic level (i.e. species), bottom row: genus aggregation. Columns from left to right: all, dominant and non-dominant.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26657v1/supp-2

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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Beatriz García-Jiménez conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Mark D Wilkinson conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

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This work was funded by the Isaac Peral and/or Marie Curie co-fund Programme at UPM and the Fundacion BBVA. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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