Asgardarchaeota Disentangling taxonomic knots in the realm of Asgard

The recent flood of novel Asgardarchaeota lineages has triggered this post in an attempt to identify and resolve overlapping taxonomic groups and to perform rank normalisation.

metagenomics amplicon Metagenomics versus amplicon sequencing

The difference between metagenomics and amplicon sequencing, i.e. why a 16S rRNA survey is NOT metagenomics.