TABLE 1.

Summary of data from amino acid analyses of in silico-translated nosZ fragments from denitrifier communities in agricultural soils and earthworm gut contents

SourceanbDc (%)SdCe (%)Estimated no. of genotypesf
ACEBootChaoJack
Site B
    Gut480.49217940263032
3.49128823141718
7.498989989
15.4951005555
    Soil800.49199133233134
3.49109617121214
7.49798118810
15.4941004444
Site H
    Gut940.49397978488195
3.492484663084104
7.49139332162727
15.49798128810
    Soil480.49228132272832
3.49129019141517
7.497941071013
15.49598NAg686
Site HW
    Gut400.49119019131416
3.497932291212
7.494987556
15.4931004334
    Soil520.49118821132638
3.4989018101824
7.496988778
15.493100333NAg
  • a Abbreviations of study sites are described in Materials and Methods.

  • b n, number of clones screened.

  • c D, maximal evolutionary distance (PAM) used for the assignment of genotypes with the furthest-neighbor algorithm.

  • d S, genotype richness.

  • e C, coverage (22); see Materials and Methods for details.

  • f Expressed as richness estimators; see Materials and Methods for details. Estimators: ACE, abundance-based coverage estimator; Boot, Bootstrap; Chao, bias-corrected Chao1; Jack, interpolated Jackknife.

  • g NA, not applicable.