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Table 3 Species-specific threshold values and differences for each method

From: BMScan: using whole genome similarity to rapidly and accurately identify bacterial meningitis causing species

Species Threshold Values
ANI MUMmer ANI BLAST MASH Score
Neisseria meningitidis 0.965 0.964 0.975
Neisseria gonorrhoeae 0.989 0.992 0.993
Neisseria lactamica 0.968 0.967 0.974
Neisseria cinerea 0.967 0.967 0.97
Neisseria elongata 0.963 0.961 0.961
Neisseria mucosa 0.961 0.959 0.964
Neisseria subflava 0.945 0.943 0.945
Neisseria weaveri 0.989 0.988 0.99
Neisseria bergeri 0.957 0.955 0.97
Neisseria polysaccharea 0.95 0.947 0.957
Haemophilus influenzae 0.947 0.943 0.95
Haemophilus parainfluenzae 0.933 0.93 0.934
Haemophilus haemolyticus 0.944 0.94 0.946
Haemophilus parahaemolyticus 0.953 0.952 0.963
Escherichia coli 0.968 0.962 0.962
Listeria monocytogenes 0.936 0.932 0.946
Streptococcus pneumoniae 0.976 0.974 0.978