Cell number information from metagenomic datasets by MetaPhlAn3

Dear team, Is there any way to export the cell count information from MetaPhlAn?

Hi @GavinW
Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, there is no way to retrieve that information from the MetaPhlAn profiling as the abundance of each species is reported in terms of relative abundance. Even reporting them in terms of absolute abundance in your sample, it will not reflect the real number of cells in your sample and it it will just be dependent on your sequencing depth