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This describes the taxonomy information for the genes in your contigs-db.

You can use anvi-import-taxonomy-for-genes to import this information through a gene-taxonomy-txt, either from external data or by using software like Kaiju or Centrifuge. See this blog post for a comprehensive tutorial.

Once this information is populated, it will be displayed in most downstream interfaces, including anvi-interactive.

You can also add taxonomy information for the layers in your interface (most likely sections of your sample when analyzing a single sample) using anvi-import-taxonomy-for-layers, or at the genome or metagenome level using anvi-estimate-scg-taxonomy.

Edit this file to update this information.