First, Maaslin2 is awesome. Thank you for this wonderful tool!
I am running an analysis with one predictor of interest and 3 categorical covariates. I’ve run maaslin2 (lm analysis method, min prevalence and abundance thresholds to filter out rare features), and the output shows pairwise comparisons for the covariates as well as the predictor of interest. Is there a way to make maaslin2 only perform comparisons for the predictor of interest and not the covariates (to reduce the number of comparisons performed) while still including covariates in the input so that they can be controlled for?