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Table 3 Diversity of soil bacterial communities detected in 16S rRNA gene clone librariesa

From: Elevation gradient of soil bacterial communities in bamboo plantations

Measure of diversity Elevation (m)
600 800 1000 1200 1400 1800
No. of sequences 169 173 182 151 163 159
No. of OTUs 89 73 94 80 79 59
Shannonb 4.29 3.93 4.27 4.07 4.08 3.82
Chao 1 132 112 151 134 124 80
95 % Chao 1 110–179 90–162 123–209 106–192 100–176 67–117
  1. aCalculations were based on operational taxonomic units (OTUs) with 97 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity
  2. bShannon diversity index (H)