TABLE 1.

Sequence similarities under growth conditions

ConditionOTU at indicated % similarity levela
99979590
Ichip, seawater102544319
Ichip, soil133816026
Petri dish, seawater69533920
Petri dish, soil68493717
  • a Number of OTUs registered in ichips and petri dishes inoculated with seawater and soil microorganisms, at different percentages of rRNA gene sequence similarity to the cluster criterion.