Table 1.

Numbers of RsaI-BstUI RFLP phylotypes in 16S rDNA clone libraries and culture collections from four soil environments

ParameterClone librariesCulture collectionsClonesIsolatesTotal
C0C1S0S1iC0iC1iS0iS1
Total no. of patterns154 (196)a 161 (212)134 (203)150 (190)8 (46)14 (37)8 (49)18 (47)498 (801)34 (179)526 (980)
No. of unique patternsb 107 (110)106 (118)98 (114)114 (130)2 (6)7 (7)5 (7)9 (10)425 (472)23 (30)448 (502)
% of unique patterns69 (56)66 (56)73 (56)76 (68)25 (13)50 (19)63 (14)50 (21)85 (59)68 (17)85 (51)
No. of rare phylotypesc 132 136 106 130 3 8 3 13 
  • a The values in parentheses are the numbers of clones or isolates.

  • b Unique patterns were found in only one clone library or culture collection.

  • c Rare phylotypes were phylotypes that were represented by only a single clone in a clone library or a single isolate in a culture collection.