TABLE 4.

Comparison of standard ecological and molecular estimates of sequence diversity for Cariaco Basin water samples

CommunityDiversity estimate
No. of distinct sequencesShannon-Weiner indexGene diversityNucleotide diversityθ(π)a
320 m90.320.280.10 ± 0.0583.9 ± 36.6
500 m441.330.950.30 ± 0.1584.9 ± 37.2
1,310 m491.380.940.30 ± 0.1588.7 ± 38.8
  • a The values are not directly comparable because different numbers of nucleotide positions were examined.