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Check number of markers for a particular bacterial species

Hi there,

Is there a way to find out how many markers are used in the metaphlan database to profile the strains of a bacterial species. For example, I am investigating E coli strains. How many E coli markers are used in the database to discern E coli strains?

Best,
JC

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Hi @Jeffrey_Chiu
When you run StrainPhlAn, a s__*Species_name*.info file will be created describing the number of markers for your species in the metaphlan database and the number of markers used to reconstruct your phylogeny (between other info).

Best,
Aitor

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