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Table 6 Distribution of the most abundant operational taxonomic units (OTUs) in forest soil libraries a

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

Group (Nb) Taxonomic affiliation Clone library of each forest (Nc)
   1 2 3 4d 5e 6e 7f
Acidobacteria         
27 Acidobacteria GP1g (EU445214) 3a 7a 7a 3a 2ab 5a 0b
27 Acidobacteria GP1 (EU680424) 9a 4ab 10a 3a 1bc 0bc 0c
22 Acidobacteria GP3 (AY963381) 6ab 8a 3ab 2abc 1bc 2abc 0c
17 Acidobacteria GP1 (DQ451448) 1abc 6a 4ab 0bc 1abc 5ab 0c
17 Acidobacteria GP2 (EU881239) 1a 3a 3a 1ab 3a 6a 0b
15 Acidobacteria GP2 (EU680416) 4a 1ab 2ab 3a 1ab 4a 0b
11 Acidobacteria GP1 (GQ487979) 2 1 4 4 0 0 0
α-Proteobacteria         
30 Stenotrophomonas (FJ894817) 0b 0b 0b 0b 28a 2b 0b
25 Rhodoplanes (EU881284) 4 3 3 6 1 3 5
16 Bradyrhizobium (FJ592549) 1 4 4 2 0 1 4
16 Steroidobacter (JF833908) 2ab 3ab 0ab 3ab 4a 3ab 1b
β-Proteobacteria         
28 Burkholderia (AY949190) 1b 0b 0b 0b 2b 0b 25a
  1. Site notation is as follows: (1) hardwood forest, and (2) Calocedrus and (3) Cryptomeria plantations in Wulai; (4) hardwood forest in Huoshaoliao; (5) hardwood forest and (6) Calocedrus plantation in Lienhuachi; (7) Chamaecyparis forest in Yuanyang Lake.
  2. aOTUs formed at an evolutionary distance ≤0.03 (or about >97% similarity). Data with the same letter in each row indicates no significant difference by LSD test at P<0.05.
  3. bTotal number of clones in an OTU.
  4. cNumber of clones in each library.
  5. dData from Lin et al. ([2011b]).
  6. eData from Lin et al. ([2011c]).
  7. fData from Lin et al. ([2010]).
  8. gGP, group.