TABLE 3.

Estimated abundance-based Sørenson's indices of similarity (Labd) between stations based on OTUs for nirK (above the diagonal) and nirS (below the diagonal) clone librariesa

StationSørenson's index for indicated station
ABCDE
A0.730.570.320.00
B0.710.560.270.00
C0.340.400.920.04
D0.080.370.280.40
E0.040.190.270.57
  • a OTUs were defined by a 5% difference in the nucleic acid sequence alignment.