TABLE 2.

Comparison of standard ecological and molecular estimates of sequence diversity for unimproved and improved grassland soil communities

CommunityDiversity estimate
No. of distinct sequencesNo. of OTUsaShannon-Weiner indexGene diversityNucleotide diversityθ(π)
Unimproved1385902.041.00.37 ± 0.18121.4 ± 52.4
Improved1374672.010.9600.37 ± 0.18114.8 ± 49.6
  • a Data from reference 5. The estimated numbers of OTUs were not significantly different.