TABLE 1

Mean planktonic diversity of the seven lakesa

LakeSalinity (g/liter)No. of OTUsbChao1 richness estimatorShannon diversity indexPD indexGood's coverage (%)
All lakes6,150
Keluke<11,2402,0097.9084.7396.69
Qing5.5–6.66339726.9143.3798.52
Tuosu24–351,0361,8237.3376.7396.97
Dasugan30–337791,2966.8259.4797.90
Gahai92–961,1301,9587.3880.8596.81
Xiaochaidan94–999191,4297.0462.8797.79
Gasikule317–3443476563.4530.5598.88
  • a The MiSeq sequencing libraries for each sample were normalized to 15,900 sequences.

  • b An OTU was defined as reads with 97% sequence similarity.