Table 1

Number of 16S rRNA gene sequences analyzed and number of OTUs observed from E. rufescens and its mucus at 3% clusteringa

Source of genetic materialTotal no. of sequencesNo. of chloroplast-derived sequences removedNo. of OTUs
Elysia rufescens
    Isolates356
    Clones96806
    Pyrosequences20,7436,1101,225
Mucus
    Isolates307
    Clones8715
    Pyrosequences8,07251,873
  • a Distance of 0.03.