TABLE 1.

Properties of the distributions of phylotypes in clone libraries from Mono Lake samplesa

Sample source (depth, m)Nt (109)% CoverageNt/NmaxSt
Mixolimnion (2)4.4984.0846
Oxycline (17.5)4.5832.4195
Chemocline (23)2.65910.34,719
Monimolimnion (35)4.0736.12,102
  • a Nt, total number of cells sampled; coverage, library coverage calculated as described in the text; Nt/Nmax, diversity index calculated as the total number of cells in each sample divided by the number of cells of the most abundant phylotype in each sample; St, estimated total number of phylotypes in the sample. See Curtis et al. (10) for details.