Table 3

Comparison of OTU abundance between WATERS' automated results and previously published data.

Taxonomy

WATERS

Eckburg et al.

Abundance

OTUs

Abundance

OTUs


Actinobacteria

18

10

22

10

Alphaproteobacteria

10

4

10

4

Bacteroides

5510

67

5640

65

Betaproteobacteria

27

6

32

5

Cyanobacteria

3

1

3

1

Deltaproteobacteria

24

4

24

4

Epsilonproteobacteria

2

1

2

1

Firmicutes Clostridia

4849

265

5721

274

Firmicutes Mollicutes

318

19

287

27

Fusobacteria

9

1

9

1

Gammaproteobacteria

5

2

5

2

Verrucomicrobia

69

1

76

1


Along the left are the bacterial taxonomic groups detected in the dataset. Across the top are the results from WATERS compared to the previously published results. Columns 1 and 3 provide the total abundance of all OTUs in that taxonomic category. Columns 2 and 4 provide the number of discreet OTUs observed in that taxonomic group. OTU abundance data for the Eckburg et al. dataset can be found on page 23 of the original publication's supplemental material [48].

Hartman et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2010 11:317   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-317

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