I am trying to calculate beta diversity* using the UniFrac distance on my data, each sample having OTUs values.
To calculate it, I saw it required building a tree with percentages that represented the OTUs. However, I was unable to figure what percentage fit each OTU to build the tree from the instructions I found on the internet.
For example, I saw in this link: http://readiab.org/book/0.1.1/3/1#4.1.2, that they build this tree:
Could you please explain to me how to build the tree?
- This is the diversity between local sites and enables the total in a landscape to be calculated (gamma). The tree would therefore appear (presumably) to represent the diversity between sites.