TABLE 1.

Clones belonging to rare OTU0.03s in the entire data set as well as in bacterial phyla represented by more than 500 clones in the data set

Phylum or subphylum% Clones belonging to rare OTUsa
Entire KFS data set18.1-37.1
Proteobacteria 18.2-35.7
Actinobacteria 15.7-32.1
Acidobacteria 12.0-25.0
Alphaproteobacteria 18.9-37.4
Deltaproteobacteria 15.1-34.9
Chloroflexi 21.2-47.0
Bacteriodetes 14.9-33.4
Verrucomicrobia 13.4-31.6
Planctomycetes 33.4-77.8
Betaproteobacteria 17.7-28.9
  • a Rare OTUs were defined at two empirical cutoffs, n = 1 and n ≤ 5.