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A phylogenetic transform enhances analysis of compositional microbiota data (PhILR)

Surveys of microbial communities (microbiota), typically measured as relative abundance of species, have illustrated the importance of these communities in human health and disease. Yet, statistical artifacts commonly plague the analysis of relative abundance data. Here, we introduce the PhILR transform, which incorporates microbial evolutionary models with the isometric log-ratio transform to allow off-the-shelf statistical tools to be safely applied to microbiota surveys.
Justin D. Silverman, Alex D Washburne, Sayan Mukherjee, Lawrence A David
InĀ eLife