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The taxa in two samples can be compared using the Summary menu: Compare Samples drop-down.
A window will open in which the two samples to compare can be chosen. You choose the two samples to compare from the drop-down box and the list at the left of the window.
Sample 1 - called the test sample is chosen from the drop-down menu under Test sample (in the example below this is labelled Canopy). Sample 2 is chosen from the list below Compare Sample by clicking on the name (in this example we have chosen Understory).
The species held in common are listed in the green central panel.
The species only in the test sample (sample 1) are in the left hand pale yellow panel.
The species only in the compare sample (sample 2) are listed in the right-hand blue panel.
The numbers in brackets gives the number of species in each list.