TABLE 2.

Diversity and coverage of phylotypes from the porcine GI tract in 24 pigs

No. of samplesNo. of clonesNo. of phylotypesCoverage (%)aHb
Ileum139688696.24.65
Cecum161,26223194.16.78
Colon232,04029895.86.90
Total524,27037597.86.88
  • a According to Good (13).

  • b The Shannon-Wiener index, H, is defined as − Σ pi log2pi, where pi is the decimal fraction of individuals (clones) of the ith species (phylotype).