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  • Reference/representative sequences

    Following Kõljalg et al. (2013), each terminal fungal taxon for which two or more ITS sequences are available is referred to as a species hypothesis (SH). One sequence is chosen to represent each SH; these sequences are called representative sequences (RepS) when chosen automatically by the computer and reference sequences (RefS) when those choices are overridden (or confirmed) by users with expert knowledge of the taxon at hand.

    There are five releases of the RepS/RefS set: special files pre-formatted for QIIME, mothur, USEARCH, and CREST use, and one general FASTA release for, e.g., local BLAST searches. Pre-formatted datasets can also be used for other pipelines supporting these formats, e.g. SCATA and LotuS.

    There is a brand new release of UNITE/INSDC representative/reference sequences for use in reference-based chimera detection of fungal ITS sequences in UCHIME and similar programs.

  • QIIME release

    QIIME release (download)
    Three sets of QIIME files are released, corresponding to the SHs resulting from clustering at the 97% and 99% threshold levels. The third set of files is the result of a dynamic use of clustering thresholds, such that some SHs are delimited at the 97% level, some at the 97.5% level, some at the 98% level, and so on; these choices were made manually by experts of those particular lineages of fungi. The syntax is the same throughout the three sets of files.

    Each SH is given a stable name of the accession number type, here shown in the FASTA file of the dynamic set:

    >SH099456.05FU_FJ357315_refs
    CACAATATGAAGGCGGGCTGGCACTCCTTGAGAGGACCGGC…
    
    SH099456 = accession number of the SH
    05FU = global key release 5, organism group FUngi
    FJ357315 = GenBank/UNITE accession number of sequence chosen to represent the SH
    refs = this is a manually designated RefS
    (reps = this is an automatically chosen RepS)
    

    In the corresponding text file, the classification string of the SH is found:

    SH099456.05FU_FJ357315_refs    k__Fungi;p__Ascomycota;c__Dothideomycetes;o__Pleosporales;f__Pleosporaceae;g__Embellisia;s__Embellisia_planifunda

    This specifies the hierarchical classification of the sequence. k = kingdom; p = phylum ; c = class ; o = order ; f = family ; g = genus ; and s = species. Missing information is indicated as "unidentified" item; “f__unidentified;” means that no family name for the sequence exists.

    UNITE follows the Index Fungorum classification in nearly all regards.

    List of all QIIME releases
    Version no Release date No of RefS* No of RepS* Release status Link Notes (changes to previous version)
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 997 21 699 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587481 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE QIIME release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587481

    Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 997 49 052 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587481 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE QIIME release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587481

    Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 756 21 793 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 756 49 160 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 747 21 809 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 747 49 407 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 180 21 163 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 180 46 389 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 19 698 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 47 408 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 16 991 Download
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 37 020 Download
    7.0 2015-08-01 5 925 16 849 Download
    7.0 2015-08-01 5 925 36 878 Download
    7.0 2015-03-02 4 384 17 730 Download
    7.0 2015-03-02 4 384 37 921 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 431 16 759 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 431 41 231 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 403 16 782 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 403 41 271 Download
    6.0 2014-07-04 3 973 17 084 Download
    6.0 2014-07-04 3 973 41 596 Download
    6.0 2014-05-13 3 245 17 643 Download
    6.0 2014-05-13 3 245 42 454 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 059 17 816 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 059 43 072 Download
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 032 17 840 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 032 43 098 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    6.0 2013-12-19 2 452 18 138 Download Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%. Comprises all SHs with two or more sequences.
    6.0 2013-12-19 2 452 43 492 Download As above, but also comprises all global and 97% singletons. Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 15 325 Download
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 40 679 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    5.0 2013-10-15 2 502 15 891 Download
    5.0 2013-08-27 2 334 15 986 Download FASTA file format:
    >SH099456.05FU_FJ357315_refs
    CACAATATGAAGGCGGGCTGGCACTCCTTGAGAGGACCGGC…

    Taxonomy file format:
    >SH099456.05FU_FJ357315_refs k__Fungi;
    p__Ascomycota; c__Dothideomycetes;
    o__Pleosporales; f__Pleosporaceae;
    g__Embellisia; s__Embellisia_planifunda

    Missing information is indicated as a nullified item; “f__;” means that no family name for the sequence exists.
    *Based on dynamic release
  • mothur release

    mothur release (download)
    Except for slight formatting differences, these files are the same as for the QIIME release. More information is provided in the mothur wiki (http://www.mothur.org/wiki/UNITE_ITS_database).

    There are full "UNITE+INSD" datasets available in mothur format:
    • download1 - this dataset comprises of all quality filtered unclustered UNITE + INSD sequences (470 758) included in the UNITE Species Hypotheses.
      Citation: UNITE Community (2017): Full mothur UNITE+INSD dataset 1. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587479
    • download2 - this dataset comprises of all quality filtered unclustered UNITE + INSD sequences (777 113).
      Citation: UNITE Community (2017): Full mothur UNITE+INSD dataset 2. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587480
    List of all mothur releases
    Version no Release date No of RefS* No of RepS* Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 997 21 699 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587478 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE mothur release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587478

    Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 997 49 052 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587478 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE mothur release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587478

    Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 756 21 793 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 756 49 160 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 747 21 809 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 747 49 407 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 180 21 163 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 180 46 389 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 19 698 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 47 408 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 16 991 Download
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 37 020 Download
    7.0 2014-08-01 5 925 16 849 Download
    7.0 2014-08-01 5 925 36 878 Download
    7.0 2014-03-02 4 384 17 730 Download
    7.0 2014-03-02 4 384 37 921 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 431 16 759 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 431 41 231 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 403 16 782 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 403 41 271 Download
    6.0 2014-07-04 3 973 17 084 Download
    6.0 2014-07-04 3 973 41 596 Download
    6.0 2014-05-13 3 245 17 643 Download
    6.0 2014-05-13 3 245 42 454 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 059 17 784 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 059 42 917 Download
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 032 17 840 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files). Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 032 43 098 Download Includes global and 97% singletons. Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 15 325 Download
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 40 679 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    *Based on dynamic release
  • CREST release

    CREST release (download)
    Reference dataset for CREST (https://code.google.com/p/lcaclassifier/) based on the dynamic release (default: 98.5% similarity).

    List of all CREST releases
    Version no Release date No of RefS* No of RepS* Release status Link Notes
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 16 991 Current Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 059 17 784 Download
    *Based on dynamic release
  • Top50 release
    Top50 release (download)

    This is a FASTA release of the sequences of the "Top 50 most wanted fungi" paper. One representative sequence from each SH (singletons as well as non-singletons) is provided. Approximately 1,000 compound clusters are unidentified at each of the phylum, class, and order levels, such that this file contains significantly more than 50 sequences. Use this file if you want to find out if any of your newly recovered OTUs belong among the “most wanted” fungi. All these SHs are also present in our other release files; this is the release where you find only these "most wanted" SHs.

    Format (example):

    >Fungi|HM123225|SH221352.07FU|refs|k__Fungi;p__unidentified;c__unidentified;o__unidentified;f__unidentified;g__unidentified;s__Fungi_sp|UCL7_006587
    TTGGTTGGATATATTATAGCCTCTTG...
    
    HM123225 = GenBank/UNITE accession number of representative sequence
    SH221352.07FU = species hypothesis accession number
    UCL7_006587 = compound cluster accession number
    refs = this is a manually designated RefS
    (reps = this is an automatically chosen RepS)

    If you can improve the taxonomic annotation of any of the "most wanted" lineages, then please do so! Either by third-party annotation in UNITE or by writing one of the UNITE developers.

    List of all Top50 releases
    Version no Release date No of sequences Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-12-01 2 024 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587477 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE top50 release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587477
    7.2 2017-10-10 2 024 Download
    7.2 2017-09-14 2 026 Download
    7.2 2017-06-28 2 065 Download
    7.1 2016-11-20 2 299 Download
    7.1 2016-08-22 2 308 Download
  • General FASTA release

    General FASTA release (download)
    This release consists of a single FASTA file: the RepS/RefS of all SHs, adopting the dynamically use of clustering thresholds whenever available. The format of the FASTA header is:

    >Glomeraceae|AM076560|SH146432.05FU|refs|k__Fungi;p__Glomeromycota;c__Glomeromycetes;o__Glomerales;f__Glomeraceae;g__;s__uncultured_Glomus

    This is the file we recommend for local BLAST searches against the SHs.

    List of all general FASTA releases
    Version no Release date No of RefS No of RepS Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 996 21 699 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587475 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE general FASTA release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587475

    Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-12-01 8 996 49 052 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587475 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE general FASTA release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587475

    Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 755 21 793 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-10-10 8 755 49 160 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 746 21 809 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.2 2017-06-28 8 746 49 407 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 179 21 163 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-11-20 8 179 46 389 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 19 698 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files).
    7.1 2016-08-22 6 285 47 408 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 16 991 Download
    7.0 2016-01-31 6 273 37 020 Download
    7.0 2015-08-01 5 925 16 849 Download
    7.0 2015-08-01 5 925 36 878 Download
    7.0 2015-03-02 4 384 17 730 Download
    7.0 2015-03-02 4 384 37 921 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 419 16 759 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 4 419 41 230 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 391 16 782 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 4 391 41 270 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 056 17 782 Download
    6.0 2014-02-09 3 056 42 914 Download
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 029 17 839 Download Includes singletons set as RefS (in dynamic files). Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%
    6.0 2014-01-15 3 029 43 096 Download Includes global and 97% singletons. Default clustering threshold for dynamic files is 98.5%
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 15 325 Download
    6.0 2013-12-08 2 441 40 678 Download Includes global and 97% singletons.
    5.0 2013-10-15 2 502 15 891 Download
    5.0 2013-08-27 2 334 15 986 Download >FASTA header format:
    >Glomeraceae|AM076560|SH146432.05FU|refs|k__Fungi; p__Glomeromycota; c__Glomeromycetes; o__Glomerales; f__Glomeraceae; g__; s__uncultured Glomus
  • Full "UNITE+INSD" dataset
    Full "UNITE+INSD" dataset

    This FASTA file ("UNITE+INSDC") comprises “all” fungal ITS sequences of the UNITE and INSDC databases, updated and released some four times a year. Locked UNITE sequences and low quality (and overly short) INSDC sequences are however excluded. The format of the FASTA header is:

    >UDB016651|k__Fungi;p__Basidiomycota;c__Agaricomycetes;o__Thelephorales;f__Thelephoraceae;g__Tomentella;s__Tomentella_sp|SH200602.06FU

    Download "UNITE+INSDC" dataset here.

    List of all "UNITE+INSD" datasets
    Version no Release date No of sequences Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-12-01 777 113 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587474 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): Full UNITE+INSD dataset. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587474
    7.2 2017-10-10 777 046 Download
    7.2 2017-06-28 736 375 Download
    7.1 2016-11-20 673 903 Download
    7.1 2016-08-22 656 899 Download
    7.0 2016-01-31 536 881 Download
    7.0 2015-08-01 475 641 Download
    7.0 2015-03-02 442 706 Download
    6.0 2014-12-30 442 802 Download
    6.0 2014-09-10 410 527 Download
    6.0 2014-07-04 410 537 Download
    6.0 2014-05-13 406 159 Download
    6.0 2014-01-15 376 803 Download FASTA header format:
    >UDB000001|"INSDC organism"|"INSDC lineage"|"UNITE taxon name"|"UNITE lineage"|"Species Hypothesis code".
    6.0 2013-12-08 377 092 Download
    5.0 2013-10-15 353 307 Download
    5.0 2013-08-26 353 464 Download FASTA header format:
    >UDB000001|"INSDC organism"|"INSDC lineage"|"UNITE taxon name"|"UNITE lineage".
  • UCHIME/USEARCH/UTAX reference datasets
    UCHIME reference dataset

    This is a release of UNITE/INSDC representative/reference sequences for use in reference-based chimera detection of fungal ITS sequences in UCHIME and similar programs. It consists of several datasets:

    1. The file "*original*" is meant for chimera detection of more or less full-length ITS sequences and is designed to suit the needs of the average user and the kind of ITS datasets typically used in fungal systematics. The sequences were trimmed to remove any larger chunks of SSU/LSU as applicable.
    2. The folder "untrimmed_ITS_sequences" contains a FASTA file with untrimmed ITS sequences. This file can be used to tailor chimera reference datasets to suit particular needs, such as including only truly full-length ITS sequences or including 25 base-pairs of the SSU/LSU in the sequences. The ITSx options "--partial" and "--anchor" switches can be used to accomplish this.
    3. The folder "ITS1_ITS2_datasets" contains ITS1-only and ITS2-only versions of the reference dataset; these files are recommended over the "*original*" file for chimera detection in amplicon-based ITS1 or ITS2 datasets.

    Reference: Nilsson et al. 2015. A comprehensive, automatically updated fungal ITS sequence dataset for reference-based chimera control in environmental sequencing efforts. Microbes and Environments (paper).

    Download UCHIME reference dataset here.

    List of all UCHIME reference datasets
    Version no Release date No of sequences Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-06-28 30 555 Current Download
    7.1 2016-12-01 29 342 Download
    7.0 2016-01-01 22 774 Download
    7.0 2015-03-11 22 219 Download
    6.0 2014-07-26 21 059 Download

    USEARCH/UTAX release (download)

    Reference file for USEARCH/UTAX. For optimized parameters and further information, please refer to the UTAX UNITE page. This is the "dynamic" release of the UNITE species hypotheses system, with singleton species hypotheses included. Any parts of the 18S and 28S are left in these sequences. This reference file can be used for ITS1-only or ITS2-only sequences if parameters trained on ITS1 or 2 only ('taxconfs' files) are used. ITS regions can be extracted using the ITSx tool.

    List of all USEARCH/UTAX reference datasets
    Version no Release date No of sequences Release status Link Notes
    7.2 2017-12-01 58 049 Current https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587476 When using this resource, please cite it as follows:
    UNITE Community (2017): UNITE USEARCH/UTAX release. Version 01.12.2017. UNITE Community. https://doi.org/10.15156/BIO/587476
    7.2 2017-10-10 57 916 Download
    7.2 2017-06-28 58 154 Download
    7.1 2016-11-20 54 569 Download
    7.1 2016-08-22 53 693 Download
    7.0 2016-01-31 43 293 Download
    7.0 2015-11-06 42 004 Download

Web services

Listing of the web services for the UNITE. For any complements/issues please contact info@plutof.ut.ee.

  • Search SH DOI JSON file in filerepository

    In order to access UNITE Species Hypotheses data published as DOI, web address to the relevant JSON file has to be identified.

    GET https://api.plutof.ut.ee/v1/public/filerepository/files/search/?fileformat={file format}&name={SH name}
    Example URL https://api.plutof.ut.ee/v1/public/filerepository/files/search/?fileformat=json&name=SH002467.07FU_1 *
    Example JSON response

    {
        "time": 0.00204,
        "count": 1,
        "approximate_count": false,
        "results": [
            {
                "creators": null,
                "name": "SH002467.07FU_1",
                "format": "json",
                "file_type": "Service",
                "public_small_url": null,
                "created_at": "2016-04-13T16:47:20.917039Z",
                "public_url": "doi/5F/3C/5F3C80EB735E7EF81AD1412737463BA6BF47B3E154DFDA02E752538CF257A559.json",
                "original_name": "SH002467.07FU_1.json",
                "rights_owner": null,
                "created_by": "plutof",
                "content_types": null,
                "keywords": null,
                "last_modified": "2016-04-13T16:47:20.917039Z",
                "title": null,
                "taxon_node": null,
                "digitization_date": null,
                "owner": "plutof",
                "is_public": true,
                "country": null,
                "id": 972954,
                "content_type_id": 51
            }
        ]
    }                                
    * Due to occasional DOI updates, there can be multiple versions of SH JSON files available. We recommend always using the latest version of JSON file. Current version is 1. Alternatively, ordering search results by "created at" or "updated_at" field combined with returned objects limit can be used to fetch the latest version of SH JSON file. For this, one should use the following additional search parameters - "&ordering=-created_at&page_size=1". List of all available search parameters and returned fields can be found under OPTIONS request to the specific endpoint.
  • Fetch SH DOI JSON file

    All data displyed on SH DOI page (e.g. http://dx.doi.org/10.15156/BIO/SH002467.07FU) is also available in JSON file.

    GET https://files.plutof.ut.ee/{public_url}
    Example URL https://files.plutof.ut.ee/doi/5F/3C/5F3C80EB735E7EF81AD1412737463BA6BF47B3E154DFDA02E752538CF257A559.json
    Example JSON response

    {
       "species_hypotheses" : {
          "reference_sequence" : {
             "accnos" : [
                {
                   "accno" : "UDB003324",
                   "database" : "UNITE"
                }
             ],
             "id" : 3163,
             "set_time" : "2014-11-09 22:04:54",
             "set_by" : "Urmas Kõljalg"
          },
          "distance" : "3.0",
          "ecm_lineages" : [
             {
                "ecm_lineage" : "/tomentella-thelephora",
                "count" : 30
             }
          ],
          "maximum_distance" : "8.56",
          "sequences" : [
             {
                "ordering" : 1,
                "sh_colours" : [
                   {
                      "sh_code" : "SH317389.07FU",
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff",
                      "distance" : "<0.5"
                   },
                   {
                      "sh_code" : "SH229845.07FU",
                      "distance" : "0.5",
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff"
                   },
                   {
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff",
                      "sh_code" : "SH081094.07FU",
                      "distance" : "1.0"
                   },
                   {
                      "distance" : "1.5",
                      "sh_code" : "SH178034.07FU",
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff"
                   },
                   {
                      "sh_code" : "SH037168.07FU",
                      "distance" : "2.0",
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff"
                   },
                   {
                      "distance" : "2.5",
                      "sh_code" : "SH139480.07FU",
                      "hex_colour" : "#ffffff"
                   },
                   {
                      "sh_code" : "SH002467.07FU",
                      "distance" : "3.0",
                      "hex_colour" : "#a92b83"
                   }
                ],
                "unite_taxon_name" : "Thelephoraceae",
                "dna_source" : "",
                "its_sequence" : "-----AAGGATCATTACTGAACTGTCAACATGAGTTGTTGCTGGCCCTCAAACGGGGGCATGTGCACACTCTGTTTACAAATCCACTCACACCTGTGCACCCTCGGTAGTTCT",
                "insd_taxon_name" : "uncultured Tomentella",
                "accnos" : [
                   {
                      "database" : "INSD",
                      "accno" : "JQ991880"
                   }
                ],
                "country_name" : "China",
                "id" : 412336,
                "ecm_lineage" : "/tomentella-thelephora"
             },
             ...
             ],
          "distribution_graph" : "SH002467.07FU_graph.png",
          "sh_code" : "SH002467.07FU",
          "identifications" : [
             {
                "taxon_name" : "Thelephoraceae",
                "rank" : "species",
                "count" : 24
             },
             ...
          ],
          "lineage" : {
             "class" : "Agaricomycetes",
             "family" : "Thelephoraceae",
             "phylum" : "Basidiomycota",
             "kingdom" : "Fungi",
             "genus" : "Tomentella",
             "order" : "Thelephorales"
          },
          "average_distance" : "3.18",
          "sequence_count" : 33,
          "pairwise_distance_count" : 528,
          "taxon" : {
             "lsid" : "urn:lsid:indexfungorum.org:names:324677",
             "full_taxon_name" : "Tomentella pilosa (Burt) Bourdot & Galzin",
             "taxon_name" : "Tomentella pilosa",
             "rank" : "species"
          },
          "interacting_taxa" : [
             {
                "taxon_name" : "Abies religiosa",
                "rank" : "species",
                "count" : 1
             },
             ...
          ]
       }
    }
                                    

UNITE Classification

NB! From Version 7.0 onward UNITE follows fungal classification published in Fungal Diversity, May 2018 (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13225-018-0401-0).

Future UNITE versions will have alternative classifications connected to the SH datasets and user can choose one or many to be used in analyses.