What is the resolution of microbial sequence assembly

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Hello

I have assembled reads with SPAdes and obtained a list of bacterial species such as:

Prevotella intermedia
Prevotella intermedia ATCC 25611 = DSM 20706
Prevotella scopos JCM 17725
uncultured bacterium
uncultured bacterium 3e18
Enterobacter hormaechei subsp. oharae
Fusobacterium hwasookii ChDC F174
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. animalis
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. animalis 4_8
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. animalis 7_1
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. nucleatum ATCC 25586
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. polymorphum
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. vincentii 3_1_27
Fusobacterium nucleatum subsp. vincentii ChDC F8

These species are from the same sample.
My question is: shall I trust the subdivision at subspecies (or isolate)? Or shall I cut at the species level? In that case, I would get:

Prevotella intermedia
Prevotella scopos
uncultured bacterium
Enterobacter hormaechei 
Fusobacterium hwasookii 
Fusobacterium nucleatum

In the first case, I'll get 14 hits, in the second 6. Which one is more trustworthy?

Thanks


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