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Table 5 Diversity indices for the three 16S rRNA gene clone libraries

From: Comparison of soil bacterial communities in a natural hardwood forest and coniferous plantations in perhumid subtropical low mountains

Index Hardwood Calocedrus Cryptomeria
Sa 87 85 93
Nb 168 168 161
ACE 140 165 266
Richnessc 0.28 0.29 0.42
Shannond 4.21 4.20 4.24
Chao1 138 173 258
95% COIe 112-193 126-271 174-427
  1. Calculations were based on operational taxonomic units formed at an evolutionary distance of <0.03 (or ~97% similarity).
  2. aS, number of operational taxonomic units observed.
  3. bN, number of sequences.
  4. cRichness = (number of singleton OTUs-1)/logN. The maximum value is (N-1)/logN. The observed/maximum possible value is reported.
  5. dShannon diversity index (H).
  6. e95% confidence interval for Chao1 estimator.