UPGMA dendrogam showing the similarities (≥ 70%) among the endophytic (EN-2009), epiphytic (EP), washing water (WW) and cultivation water (CW) normalized DGGE fingerprints. Cluster analysis was performed in BioNumerics using the band based Dice similarity coefficient with an optimization of 0.84% and a position tolerance of 0.48%. DGGE bands in the EN-2009 profiles identified as algal chloroplasts were excluded from the analysis. DGGE band patterns are graphically represented and similarity values above 70% are indicated above the branches.
Hollants et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:255 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-255