Table 1

Number of OPUs and diversity estimates for nifH-deduced protein sequences from mucus and tissue samples of three coral species

LibraryNo. of clones analyzedNo. of OPUs observedACE estimatorChao1 estimatorSimpson indexShannon-Weaver index
Acropora millepora
    Tissue2806660.241.51
    Mucus1451010.19110.231.70
Pocillopora damicornis
    Tissue2571570.5122.500.152.07
    Mucus1336660.221.60
Acropora muricata
    Tissue2301738.43240.171.99
    Mucus107811.21110.231.59
Seawater1972333.2234.250.261.96