TABLE 4.

Phylogenetic affiliations of bacterial 16S rRNA gene clone libraries at each depth below the seafloor

Phylogenetic affiliationNo. of clones
0-3 cm15-18 cm
Deltaproteobacteria
    Desulfosarcina/Desulfococcus43
    Desulfobacteria (Eel-1)4
    Syntrophus1
    Desulfobulbus/Desulfocapsa4
    Eel-213
    Other deltaproteobacteria9
Epsilonproteobacteria11
Gammaproteobacteria1
    Acidobacteria7
    Hypersaline group I3
    JS114
    Hypersaline group II6
    Planctomycetales12
    OP812
    Actinobacteria4
    Chloroflexi4
    Hydrocarbon-associated group7
    KB-15
Total no. of clones2374