Kraken2 is a taxonomic classification system using exact k-mer matches to achieve high accuracy and fast classification speeds. This classifier matches each k-mer within a query sequence to the lowest common ancestor (LCA) of all genomes containing the given k-mer.
A tab-separated kraken-report output file with either six or eight columns as described in the documentation. This is generated with the Kraken2 parameter
--report. Taxpasta interprets the columns as follows:
Value used in standardised profile output ↩