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Table 1 Probability of detecting microbial virtual tags using DK-MICROBE

From: Identification of microbial DNA in human cancer

Average microbial tag number per cell Probability of detecting at least one virtual tag given the number of DK tags sequenced (%)^
  50,000 100,000 200,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
2 4.5 8.7 16.7 36.7 59.9 83.9
20 36.7 59.9 83.9 99 100 100
200 99 100 100 100 100 100
  1. ^The probability of detecting at least one microbial tag by sequencing r tags is 1 minus the probability of detecting none of the microbial tags among m human tags and n microbial tags (1-[m/(m+n)]^r), where m = 2,188,960 (total number of human virtual tags in a diploid genome).