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What is the correct number of bacterial phyla in GtDB release 202?

Hello, what is the number of bacterial phyla? The website says 127, but there are 149 phyla in the files bac120_taxonomy.tsv and bac120_metadata.tsv. Thanks!

Hi.

You can find the counting scheme used by the GTDB at:
https://gtdb.ecogenomic.org/faq#how_number_taxa

Cheers,
Donovan