Table 1

Classification of environments

Supertype

Type

Subtype

Samples

OTUs

Seqs


Coastal waters

65

3620

8596


Open waters

159

5087

13088


Saline waters (300)

Deep waters

34

1752

3621


Lakes

23

727

973


Other

19

964

1452


Saline sediment (199)

199

8514

14300


Aquifers

42

1606

2087


Aquatic (127)

Groundwaters

47

1768

3212


Freshwaters (501)

Lakes

131

4326

8505


Rivers

67

2823

5467


Drinking waters

14

504

983


Wastewaters

200

5659

9139


Freshwater sediment (101)

101

4279

6670


Freshwaters-Saline waters interfase (31)

31

1047

1835


Marine host-associated (145)

145

5116

8029


Agricultural

110

8324

18987


Arctic

59

4186

6749


Arid

30

1344

1738


Cave

21

682

1010


Soil (584)

Forest

63

4980

7880


Terrestrial (732)

Grassland

14

4910

5860


Rocks

67

2920

4039


Saline

27

1365

2859


Other

193

10360

17297


Plants (148)

Rhizosphere

100

4779

7664


Other

48

1888

3741


Thermal (190)

Hydrothermal (79)

79

2981

5077


Geothermal (111)

111

2705

6027


Animal host (52)

52

1292

2661


Human

87

9715

54725


Cattle

73

3418

6519


Gastrointestinal tract (331)

Mouse

19

3582

18330


Host-associated (463)

Insect

79

3545

8838


Other

73

2384

4556


Oral (39)

39

886

10546


Vagina (12)

12

314

2674


Other tissue (29)

29

1553

6521


Aerial (11)

11

1641

3938


Oil (51)

51

1202

1902


Compost

52

1607

2639


Food treatment

20

368

1117


Artificial (640)

Industrial

222

4997

8192


Other (569)

Mines

107

3836

6157


Other

39

1645

2628


Soil-Saline waters interf (13) (13(13)

13

2334

3989


Soil-Freshwaters interfase(54) iiinterfasinterfase(54)

54

3278

5106


Unknown (200)

200

6329

10889


Hierarchical classification of environments composed of three nested levels of resolution (supertype, type and subtype), showing also the number of samples, OTUs and individual sequences in each.

Tamames et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-85

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