Table 2.

Summary of V6 pyrotag counts and richness estimates

Management group and populationNo. of V6 tagsRichness estimateb (95% CI) by the following method:
TotalaUniqueChao1ACECatchAll
Processed grain
    CO1110,05015,1795,622 (5,307–5,990)6,434 (6,307–6,566)9,956 (8,345–12,095)
    CO2101,83411,6134,297 (4,069–4,567)4,737 (4,640–4,840)6,206 (5,538–7,042)
Unprocessed grain
    DK116,9329,7582,485 (2,223–2,818)3,718 (3,563–3,884)4,044 (3,386–4,906)
    NE295,88410,0113,293 (2,992–3,665)3,976 (3,867–4,091)6,212 (4,894–8,078)
Forage
    NE194,79314,4485,643 (5,367–5,962)6,536 (6,413–6,664)7,967 (7,300–8,755)
    USDA114,38414,9955,806 (5,543–6,112)6,386 (6,273–6,504)8,895 (7,869–10,188)
  • a Trim reads that passed quality controls.

  • b Minimum number of different OTUs in each population of cattle, determined with a 3% width. CI, confidence interval.