Use and abuse of correlations
We recently published a Perspective Article in the ISME Journal on the ‘Use and abuse of correlation analyses in microbial ecology.’ In this piece, we highlight the pitfalls of inferring microbe-microbe interactions from sequencing data. The lead author, Alex Carr, wrote a blog post titled ‘Inferring microbial interactions from relative abundance: not as easy as you would think’ detailing his inspiration for writing this perspective. You can check out the article here, and Alex’s blog post here.
- Carr, A., Diener, C., Baliga, N.S., and Gibbons, S.M. 2019. Use and abuse of correlation analyses in microbial ecology. ISME Journal, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-019-0459-z