TABLE 2.

Estimated maximum OTUs and diversity and richness indicesa

TreatmentOTUsShannon-Weaver diversity index (CL)ChaoI richness estimate (CL)
FF91.86 (1.50-2.23)14.0 (11.6-33.0)
ILP91.54 (1.11-1.98)10.5 (9.2-21.5)
ID121.66 (1.23-2.09)30.0 (15.9-93.3)
ENT81.83 (1.49-2.16)9.0 (8.1-18.6)
TA71.25 (0.81-1.69)10.0 (7.4-29.9)
  • a FF, fauna-free (negative control); ILP, Isotricha/large protozoa; ID, Isotricha/Dasytricha; ENT, small entodiniomorph; TA, faunated (positive control). Confidence limits (CL) are indicated in parentheses.